Police have not released the name of the driver who died in a fiery collision near Agassiz on Thursday afternoon.

One dead in fiery two-vehicle collision on Highway 7

A fiery crash between a large truck and van left one man dead on a stretch of Highway 7 between Hope and Agassiz.

Police have yet to release the name of the driver of a Dodge minivan that plowed head-on into a semi truck trailer on Lougheed Highway east of Agassiz Thursday afternoon.

Both vehicles burst into flame on impact. The driver of the truck, a 59-year-old man out of Mission, was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the minivan was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident occurred just after 1:30 p.m. on a stretch of highway 500 meters east of the intersection with Waleach Road. Witnesses say the eastbound minivan strayed across the centre line and into the path of the Peterbuilt semi, loaded with canola seed.

Preliminary investigation reveals that the road surface was wet and the sky overcast. However, police say weather conditions do not appear to have been factors to this collision. Driver inattention and mechanical issues have not been ruled out by the investigators.

The Fraser Valley Traffic Services, the Office of the Provincial Coroner and the Integrated Analyst and Reconstructionist Section are continuing their investigations. Anyone who may have witnessed this collision and not yet spoken to the police, is asked to contact the lead investigator Constable Lee Keane of the Fraser Valley Traffic Services at 604-702-4039.

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