Charges laid in 2019 fatal collision


2020-06-03 11:23 PDT

File # 2019-71536

Charges have been laid against a 19-year-old man involved in a fatal collision that occurred last spring, in Newton.

On May 18, 2019 shortly after midnight, Surrey RCMP responded to a collision involving a single vehicle, a Jeep, that struck a pole at the intersection of 122 Street and 78 Avenue. The collision injured four of the vehicle’s occupants. One of those who was injured, a 19-year-old male, later succumbed to his injuries and another had sustained life altering injuries (see previous release).

The Surrey RCMP Criminal Collision Investigation Team, in partnership with the Integrated Collision Analysis Reconstruction Service, assumed conduct of what became a complex investigation.

On June 1, 2020, eight charges were laid against the alleged driver of the vehicle, Dilpreet Sandhu, including dangerous driving causing death, and fail to remain causing death.

This collision had a significant impact on the community due to the tragic loss of a young person’s life, says Sergeant Ian MacLellan, of Surrey RCMP Traffic Services. We’re pleased that the hard work of the officers has resulted in charges being approved.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to make an anonymous report, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or


Released by

Cpl. Joanie Sidhu

Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP  
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
Office: 604-599-7776

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