Delta police and the BC Coroners Service are investigating after a man was killed in a fiery crash on Deltaport Way the morning of Thursday, June 13. (@giftyminhas/Twitter photo)

UPDATE: One dead in fiery crash near Delta port

Deltaport Way is closed in both directions while police, coroner investigate

Police and the BC Coroners Service are investigating after a man was killed in a fiery crash on Deltaport Way this morning.

Delta Police Department public affairs manager Cris Leykauf said police were called about an accident involving two semi-trailers in the 3500-block of Deltaport Way at about 9:45 a.m.

One truck was travelling eastbound and the other westbound at the time of the collision, according to a press release issues this afternoon. Delta police and Delta firefighters were on scene shortly after the incident occurred.

Leykauf said one of the trucks was engulfed in flames, describing the fire as “quite large and very hot.”

Photos from the scene circulating on social media show one vehicle on its side and flames rising from the front of one of the trucks.

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed it is investigating the death of man at that location but could not provide any further details at this time.

Delta police confirmed that one driver received non-serious injuries.

The DPD’s traffic section is leading the investigation, assisted by B.C.’s Commercial Vehicle Safe try and Enforcement.

Access to the port remains closed in both directions as the investigation continues. Police say it’s not known when Deltaport Way will reopen.

“We anticipate that the shutdown of Deltaport Way is going to continue for quite a while because this is a complicated scene,” Leykauf said. “Even clearing the road is going to be fairly complicated.”



editor@northdeltareporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Sasquatch Days about ‘being proud of being Sts’ailes’

The joint event between Harrison and Sts’ailes returned to the village for its eighth year

‘This was my baby’: Music teacher to retire after 29 years at Kent Elementary

Brenda Di Rezze will be saying goodbye to her music room at the end of this school year

LETTER: Harrison needs trees, not a new parking lot

Harrison resident Janne Perrin reminds council that trees are important too

UPDATE: Two young Chilliwack men facing at least five years jail for armed robbery

Darius Commodore and Jaimal Mclaren face 13 charges in Mission/Agassiz incident involving police dog

Harrison pay parking begins Saturday

Drivers will be charged an hourly rate for their parking spots from June 15 to Sept. 15

VIDEO: Reading splashes into Agassiz’s Ferny Coombe Pool

The Agassiz Library held its annual Reading in the Pool event Friday, June 14

Pride flag taken down by Township of Langley

Woman said she was told it was removed from her front yard because of a complaint

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

Revamped B.C. Lions set to battle veteran Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The Lions’ first test of the season will be a big one

No business case for Trans Mountain expansion, says former environment minister

Cabinet is expected to announce its decision on the expansion of the Alberta-to-B.C. pipeline by Tuesday

LETTER: British Columbia’s forest industry crisis being made worse

Andrew Wilkinson warns of regulatory overload by John Horgan’s NDP

Convicted B.C. child abductor Randall Hopley back in custody 6 months after release

Correctional Services Canada could not provide further details due to privacy concerns

Most Read