Aiden Serr graduated from Maple Ridge secondary in 2016. (Facebook)

Well-known Maple Ridge man, 19, dies following early morning crash

Aiden Serr was lone occupant in single vehicle crash that shut down Lougheed Highway.

A popular 19-year-old Maple Ridge man involved in an early-morning crash along Lougheed Highway has died.

According to a family friend, the deceased is Aiden Serr.

He was the lone occupant in a vehicle that was found flipped on its side in the 21200 block of the highway around 2:30 a.m. Monday.

Serr was studying biology at Simon Fraser University after graduating from Maple Ridge secondary in 2016.

He played minor hockey, as well as box and field lacrosse and ball hockey for local clubs and a school team.

He was a captain on various teams.

His mother is a teacher in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district, while his father, Mike Serr, is a deputy chief with the Abbotsford Police Department.

The crash call came in as a structure fire. However, when members of the Maple Ridge fire department arrived, they discovered a single vehicle lying driver’s side down near the 7-Eleven convenience store, with a fire in the engine compartment.

The vehicle had been travelling eastbound along the highway at the time of the accident.

Fire crews had to extricate the driver through the sunroof of the car to a waiting ambulance.

Lougheed Highway was shut down for at least one hour as the water supply line had to cross the road to put out the fire.

The cause of the crash remains unknown.

“It’s a very unfortunate circumstance,” said Ridge Meadows RCMP Sgt. Brenda Gresiuk.

Duty chief Doug Armour, with the Maple Ridge fire department, said all three emergency groups worked well together to quickly get the patient out of the vehicle and transported to hospital.

He was reportedly in serious condition, but friends of the family later confirmed he has died.

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