Two lanes of Highway 99 southbound are closed in Richmond as police investigate a fatal collision involving a pedestrian.
The person walking was hit Saturday morning in the southbound section of the highway just north of Steveston Highway, according to a tweet from Richmond RCMP.
Local Richmond officers are helping Deas Island Traffic Services with the investigation. Police advised drivers to plan an alternate route and expect heavy delays.
#TrafficAlert We are assisting Deas Freeway Patrol with a pedestrian fatality on Highway 99 Sb just north of Steveston Hwy. Expect heavy congession and partial road closures. Please seek alternate routes. Thank you for your patience. #RichmondBC
— Richmond RCMP (@RichmondRCMP) December 7, 2019
According to DriveBC, the southbound traffic was being re-routed through the bus lane while the two traffic lanes were closed. They reopened around 12:30 pm.
— Drive BC (@DriveBC) December 7, 2019
Daily Hive has reached out to Richmond RCMP for more details about what happened.