Man, truck found in Pitt Meadows ditch

No witnesses, not known when crash occurred on McNeil Road

  • Sep. 1, 2015 11:00 a.m.

A man was found dead in his truck, upside down in a Pitt Meadows ditch on Tuesday morning.

Pitt Meadows firefighters answered a call at about 7 a.m. at Harris and McNeil roads.

Ridge Meadows RCMP say the vehicle was northbound on Harris Road turning east on to McNeil Road, earlier that day or the night before.

“When we arrived, the vehicle was upside down in the ditch, completely submerged, other than the wheels,” said chief Don Jolley.

Firefighters winched the vehicle up out of the ditch and found the man inside.

There were no witnesses and it’s not known how or when the truck went off the road.

Jolley said ditches along Harris Road are deep and wide and the vehicle was in at least a metre of water.

They tried to just flip the truck on to its side, but still couldn’t access the victim.

RCMP brought out the integrated collision reconstruction team out to the scene and were still there at mid-morning.





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