14-year-old struck and killed by dump truck in Burnaby

May 6 2022, 6:07 pm

A 14-year-old girl has died after she was hit by a dump truck in Burnaby yesterday afternoon.

Police say the collision happened on May 5 just before 3:30 pm on 11th Avenue between 18th Street and 15th Street.

“The driver of the commercial vehicle, a dump truck pulling a dump trailer, remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation,” says a statement from Burnaby RCMP.

“Driver impairment is not believed to be a contributing factor.”

Police told Daily Hive Vancouver in an email the victim is from Burnaby and was walking home from school when they were struck by the driver, a 57-year-old who doesn’t live in the area.

“We understand a tragic incident like this will be felt widely throughout the community. Burnaby RCMP is looking at ways to support those impacted by this tragic death,” said Cpl. Brett Cunningham in the statement.

The police force’s Victim Services Unit is also offering support to people impacted by her death.

Anyone who witnessed or got footage of the collision is urged to get in touch with Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999.

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