Maple Ridge witnessed a fatal crash Wednesday afternoon.
At around 12:20 p.m., a collision was reported on the Haney Bypass between 227th Street and Burnett. Five police cars, an ambulance and a fire truck responded to the incident and discovered a collision between a van and a large black semi.
“Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating a two vehicle MVI that occurred on the Haney Bypass between Burnett Street and 227th Street. At this time it appears that a grey Mazda collided with a semi truck,” said Const. Julie Klaussner of the RCMP.
An air ambulance was called in, but was later called off as the incident involved a fatality.
“Sadly one person has died at scene,” confirmed Klaussner.
Crash in #MapleRidge on Haney Bypass between 227th Street and Burnett. Both lanes closed. Eastbound traffic detour available at 227th
— Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News (@MapleRidgeNews) October 20, 2021
“At this time the investigation is still ongoing, and nothing is being ruled out as the cause of the collision.”
Ridge Meadows Serious Crime Unit and Integrated Collision Analyses Reconstruction Team are currently on scene investigating.
****Update***** The Haney bypass is now once again open to all traffic. Thanks to everyone for their patience. Drive safe. pic.twitter.com/kx8ScVUdFE
— Ridge Meadows RCMP (@RidgeRCMP) October 21, 2021
Traffic was closed off both ways with a detour available at 227th Street for eastbound traffic. The roads remained closed while investigators continued with their investigation until around 7:30 p.m.
Haney bypass is now open for traffic.
- More to come as information is available.
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