The collision took place between a van and a black semi on Wednesday afternoon. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: Haney Bypass re-opens after fatal crash in Maple Ridge

Haney Bypass in Maple Ridge was closed for hours

Maple Ridge witnessed a serious crash Wednesday afternoon.

At around 12:20 p.m., a collision was reported on the Haney Bypass between 227th and Burnett Streets.

Multiple police, paramedics, and firefighters responded to the incident and discovered a collision between a van and a large black semi.

“Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating a two-vehicle MVI that occurred on the Haney Bypass between Burnett Street and 227th Street. At this time it appears that a grey Mazda collided with a semi truck,” said RCMP Const. Julie Klaussner.

An air ambulance was called in, but was later called off as the incident involved a fatality.

“Sadly one person has died at scene,” confirmed Klaussner.

“At this time the investigation is still ongoing, and nothing is being ruled out as the cause of the collision,” she added.

Ridge Meadows Serious Crime Unit and Integrated Collision Analyses Reconstruction Team are currently on scene investigating.

Traffic was closed off both ways with a detour available at 227th Street for eastbound traffic. The roads remained closed while investigators continued with their investigation until around 7:30 p.m.

Haney bypass is now open for traffic.

  • More to come as information is available.

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