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.

Just Posted

Gas prices in Metro Vancouver hit 172.9 cents a litre

And one analyst expects it to only go higher this week

PHOTO: Pollination time

Hyacinths attract bees looking for pollen

Chilliwack school board making effort to foster better relationships

Board reaching out to parents via dinner event, and online forum

Rainfall warning: Up to 70 mm expected across Fraser Valley

Environment Canada issued a weather warning heading into the long weekend

Sardis Library hosting Star Wars-themed escape room

Participants asked to summon the force for week-long attraction

Easter bombings a response to New Zealand attacks, says Sri Lanka minister

The Islamic State group asserted it was responsible for the nine bombings

New commemorative loonie marking ‘progress’ for LGBTQ2 people to be unveiled today

But advocates say it mistakenly suggests equality has been achieved largely as a result of government actions

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

Anti-SOGI activist slams ban on B.C. dad speaking out about transgender son’s case

A judge has told the father to stop publicly objecting to his son’s gender

PHOTOS: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says ‘I do’ on Earth Day

May and John Kidder got married Monday morning in Victoria

Victims injured in Lower Mainland deck collapse ranged from 15 to 83 years old

Victim Services staff have reached out to those hurt and their families

‘Ghost restaurants’ cooked up by Joseph Richard Group to meet demand of delivered food

The new Meal Ticket Brands venture aims to ‘disrupt’ the local restaurant industry

Sri Lanka invokes war-time military powers after nearly 300 killed in Easter bombings

Sri Lanka’s minister of tourism says 39 foreign tourists were killed in the Easter Sunday attacks

Torched SUV linked to Vancouver’s fourth homicide

Manoj Kumar, 30, was found dead from gunshot wounds in the Kitsilano neighbourhood

Most Read