Fatal crash on Highway 7

A 20-year-old Hope man has died after being hit by a lumber transport truck near Ruby Creek

A 20-year-old Hope man has died after being hit by a lumber transport truck on Highway 7.

Officers from the Lower Mainland District Fraser Valley Traffic Services, Hope and Agassiz detachments were called to the scene near Ruby Creek at about 12:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

The 40-year-old driver from Quesnel was hauling two trailer loads westbound on Highway 7 when the 20-year-old man ran in front of his truck. He attempted to swerve, but struck the pedestrian. The victim, whose name has not been released at this time, succumbed to his to injuries at the scene.

Fraser Valley Traffic Services, the Office of the Provincial Coroner, and the Lower Mainland District Collision and Reconstruction Services are currently investigating the collision. Police said the preliminary investigation reveals that weather and road conditions do not appear to have been contributing factors.

Any witnesses who have not spoken to the police are asked to contact lead investigator Const. Roddie Cairns of the Lower Mainland District Fraser Valley Traffic Services Office at 604-702-4039.

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