Agassiz man dies in car accident

A young man was pronounced dead at the scene of a single car accident on Highway 9 Friday

  • Nov. 9, 2015 7:00 p.m.

A 25-year-old Agassiz man died in a fatal car accident on Highway 9 Friday night.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. the RCMP’s Fraser Valley Traffic Services was called to the scene of a single vehicle collision on the highway near Whelpton Road in Agassiz.

The vehicle, a 2007 black Dodge Charger left the roadway, struck a lamp standard and travelled several meters from the roadway coming to rest in a treed area.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

Road conditions were slippery due to rain at the time of the accident and speed relative to road conditions is being considered a possible factor, according to police.

“Police are seeking witnesses to assist in determining the cause of this tragic incident,” says Cpl. Ronda McEwen of BC RCMP Traffic Services.

The northbound lane of Highway 9 was shut down for 5 hours as the collision was investigated.

Fraser Valley Traffic Services was assisted on the scene by the Agassiz RCMP, Chilliwack RCMP, Agassiz Fire and Rescue, BC Ambulance Service, the Integrated Collision Analyst and Reconstructionist Service and the BC Coroners Service.

Anyone with information is asked to call Fraser Valley Traffic Services at 604-702-4039 about reference file #2015-44385.

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