Fatal Impaired Collision
Sat Jan 09 15:35:00 PST 2016
File # 2016-325 Mission
Police are requesting assistance from witnesses regarding a collision which killed an Abbotsford man on Saturday morning.
At around 9:00am on Saturday, January 9, 2016, Mission RCMP responded to a call of a collision on Lougheed Highway. The collision occurred several kilometres west of the Silver Creek industrial park, between Chester Street and Nelson Street.
A black 2015 Dodge Ram Crew Cab pickup with two occupants was travelling eastbound towards Mission when it suddenly crossed the centreline and struck an white 2012 Chevrolet van in the oncoming lane. The lone occupant of the van, an Abbotsford man in his 60's was killed.
It is believed that marijuana use was a contributing factor to this incident. The driver of the Dodge truck, a 25 year old Abbotsford resident, was arrested. The investigation is continuing and a charge of impaired driving causing death will be recommended by police.
Police are asking anyone who may have been in the area and observed the driving behaviour of either vehicle involved prior to the collision to contact them at 604-820-3540.
Sgt. Shaun WrightMedia Relations Officer
7171 Oliver St, Mission, BC, V2V 6H2
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