Delta Police investigating after fatal crash Thursday night

May 12 2017, 4:05 pm

A 56-year-old man is dead after a fatal crash in Delta on Thursday night.

Around 10:50 pm, Delta Police responded to a single vehicle crash in the 8200 block of River Road.

While the investigation is ongoing, Delta Police said it appears the driver of the tractor trailer lost control and slid into a hydro pole before rolling onto its roof, trapping the driver.

Emergency crews attempted to remove the driver from the vehicle, but the Surrey resident died at the scene.

“Because the crash brought down power lines, several safety protocols needed to be followed prolonging the investigation and the closure of the road,” said Delta Police spokesperson Nikki Hewett in a release. “While it’s early in the investigation, it appears weather conditions did play a role in the crash.”

As of 8:30 am on Friday morning, May 12, Delta Police and BC Hydro will remain on scene for several more hours in an effort to clear the scene and reconnect power to businesses in the area.

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