An RCMP officer examines the scene of a fatal collision that claimed the life of an 80-year-old Langley woman Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 12).

Fatal crash involving a dump truck shuts down 16 Avenue

An 80-year-old Langley woman died in a crash with a dump truck at 16 Avenue and 256 Street in Aldergrove on Tuesday.



An 80-year-old Langley woman died Tuesday, in a crash involving a dump truck, at 16 Avenue and 256 Street.

Langley RCMP shut down the area around 256 Street and 16 Avenue while they investigated the crash.

According to witnesses to the collision, around 12:15 p.m. a westbound dump truck collided with a blue sedan at the intersection of 16 Avenue and 256 Street. The truck hit the driver’s side of the vehicle.

The preliminary investigation indicates the deceased didn’t stop at the southbound stop sign, crossing directly into the path of the dump truck, said Langley RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Holly Marks.

The victim died at the scene.

“The driver of the dump truck has been fully co-operative and is extremely distraught,” Marks said.

Although he attempted to avoid the collision, he was not successful. Neither speed nor alcohol appears to be factors in the collision, she added.

The Integrated Collision Analyst Reconstruction Team (ICARS) will assist with the investigation. Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement investigators were on scene and will ensure a mechanical inspection of the dump truck is completed. If there are any witnesses to the collision who have not yet spoken to police, they are asked to please call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

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