Mission RCMP seek witnesses to fatal crash that killed an Abbotsford man

Mission RCMP seek witnesses to fatal crash that killed an Abbotsford man

At approximately 9 a.m. on January 9, Mission RCMP responded to a call of a collision on Lougheed Highway.

  • Jan. 11, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Mission RCMP are asking for assistance from witnesses regarding a collision which killed an Abbotsford man Saturday morning.

At approximately 9 a.m. on January 9, 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 traveling 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 60s 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.

The RCMP 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.