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69-year-old pedestrian dead after Thursday evening collision in Maple Ridge

The incident occurred near 216 Street and Lougheed Highway
A pedestrian has been killed near Home Restaurant in Maple Ridge after they were hit by a vehicle at 216 Street and Lougheed Highway on the evening of Feb. 2. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to The News)

A pedestrian is dead after being struck on Thursday evening near the intersection of 216th Street and Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge.

The accident occurred at approximately 8:15 p.m., when a vehicle struck a 69-year-old man who was attempting to cross Lougheed Highway in an unmarked area.

Cpl. Julie Klaussner of the Ridge Meadows RCMP reported that the man was wearing dark clothing at the time of the collision.

Despite life-saving measures from BC Emergency Health Services paramedics, the pedestrian died at the scene.

“The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and is cooperating with police,” said Klaussner. “Speed, drugs, and alcohol are not believed to be a factor on part of the driver as a cause of the collision.”

Lougheed Highway remained closed for approximately four hours as Ridge Meadows RCMP and the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) investigated the scene.

The investigation is still ongoing, with police asking any witnesses who have not already spoken with the RCMP to contact them at 604-463-6251.

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Brandon Tucker

About the Author: Brandon Tucker

I have been a journalist since 2013, with much of my career spent covering sports and entertainment stories in Alberta.
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