Motorcyclist killed in crash with delivery truck
Police in New Westminster are investigating a tragic crash that killed a motorcyclist Friday morning.
Few details have been confirmed, but police said a motorcycle and a delivery truck collided around 8:45 a.m. at the busy 12th Street and Stewardson Way intersection.
The person driving the motorcycle died at the scene. Police haven’t released the deceased’s name, age or gender.
Sgt. Chad Johnston said investigators are still working to determine what caused the fatal crash, but that the delivery truck driver is cooperating with police.
“Everybody remained on scene,” Johnston said, adding “it’s a very busy intersection so there were several witnesses.”
Footage from the scene shows a Purolator truck parked behind police tape.
Police expect the intersection to be closed to traffic for several hours while collision analysts investigate. Anyone travelling through New Westminster is advised to find an alternate route.