B.C. truck driver injured after pedestrian falls from overpass

A Washington State teenager died in the incident on I-5 on Sunday.

A Langley commercial truck driver was hospitalized after a pedestrian fell from an overpass onto his rig in Washington State on Sunday, May 12.

The 46-year-old driver was heading north on Highway I-5 in Lynnwood near the Alderwood Mall, hauling a refrigerated trailer.

At 3:52 a.m., an 18-year-old woman plunged from the overpass and hit the truck, according to Washington State Patrol reports.

The driver lost control and crashed onto the right shoulder of the highway, according to State Trooper Heather Axtman.

The teenager, believed to be alone at the time of the fall, was killed. She was identified as Danica Plunk, from Bothell, Washington.

The driver was injured and taken to Swedish Edmonds Medical Centre for treatment.

A 30-year-old passenger, also from Langley, who was in the truck’s sleeper cab at the time, was not injured.

“We’re not suspecting any sort of foul play,” Axtman said.

Drugs and alcohol are not thought to be a factor, but the incident remains under investigation.

The truck was totalled in the crash.

Just Posted

EDITORIAL: There are ways to stand up to crime

Get a file number. Go to the police station. Find out who was on duty.

Letter: Medals available for Canadian veterans

Veterans ‘made tremendous sacrifices and they have both won the greatest level of respect’

LETTER: Over-capacity meeting shows need for improved policing in Hope

There’s an obvious need for more visible patrols, says Hope homeowner

Speth to take oath of office at special school board meeting

Speth is the newest trustee to join Fraser Cascade school district

Chilliwack encouraged to commemorate liberation of Holland

Planning already underway to mark the 75th anniversary of the event

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and ‘stand-up guy’ at celebration of life

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Border crossings across Lower Mainland seeing lengthy delays

Sumas, Peace Arch and Surrey-Blaine border crossings seeing long wait times

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Racist confrontation in Richmond parking lot caught on camera

Woman can be heard yelling racial slurs, swear words at woman in apparent parking dispute

Groups ready campaign to help young voters identify ‘fake news’ in election

The media literacy campaign to focus on identifying misinformation and suspicious sources online

Most Read