Driver dies after crashing Jaguar into median: Surrey RCMP
One man has died after police say he lost control of his vehicle while speeding in Surrey and struck a median.
A single-vehicle collision on 72nd Avenue between 130th and 132nd streets was reported to Surrey RCMP shortly after midnight Thursday, according to a statement.
Mounties say a 21-year-old was behind the wheel of a black Jaguar sedan, and was travelling west bound on 72nd Avenue when he crashed. He was rushed to hospital, where he later died of his injuries.
“From witness descriptions and video it is believed that speed is the major contributing factor to the collision, and the incident is still under investigation,” the release reads.
The route remained closed for nearly 12 hours as investigators processed the scene.
An impaired driver briefly disrupted the investigation, according to one member of the forensics team with the Lower Mainland Integrated Analysis and Reconstruction Service.
“A vehicle drove around large traffic cones, then the wrong way down the road before entering into the secured area,” Cpl. Dave Noon wrote on Twitter Friday. “The driver was impaired.”
As the investigation into the fatal crash continues, Mounties are asking anyone with information—including dash cam video from the area of 72nd Ave. recorded between midnight and 12:15 a.m.—to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 and quote file 2023-44592.
Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers as well.
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