Police say three teenagers have died following a single-vehicle crash in Surrey early Saturday morning (Aug. 21).
At 2:47 a.m. Saturday, Surrey RCMP, along with B.C. Emergency Health Services and Surrey Fire Service responded to a report of a single vehicle that crashed into a tree in the 16000-block of 104 Avenue, according to a release from Corporal Vanessa Munn.
She said when emergency crews arrived, all three occupants had died at the scene.
Munn said the three victims were teenage boys, ages 16 and 17. She added next of kin had been notified.
I have confirmed that 3 teen boys killed in this Surrey crash are hockey players with Delta Hockey Academy. My deep condolences to those who knew Caleb Reimer, Ronin Sharma and Parker Magnuson, all of #SurreyBC. @SurreyNowLeader https://t.co/IgQzgSgtS2
— Tom Zillich (@TomZillich) August 21, 2021
The Now-Leader profiled Reimer earlier this year just before he headed to Alberta for a training camp for the Edmonton Oil Kings.
At a loss of words today. The world lost a good one. One of the most kind and caring kids I’ve ever met, was like a brother to me. Going to miss you Reims, rest easy buddy ❤️❤️ https://t.co/4glUkJwMvI
— Carson Latimer (@carsonladi03) August 22, 2021
— Edmonton Oil Kings (@EdmOilKings) May 22, 2019
Sharma played at Delta Hockey Academy before signing with Langley Rivermen of the B.C. Hockey League (BCHL). A bio is posted on the bchlnetwork.ca website.
Munn noted the investigation is still in its early stages, but the scene had been cleared.
The Integrated Collison Analysis and Reconstructive Service (ICARS) and the Surrey RCMP Criminal Collison Investigation Team (CCIT) are working to determine the cause of the crash.
“Tragedies like this one deeply impact everyone involved,” said Munn.
“Our sincerest condolences go out to the families of the three individuals who lost their lives this morning.”
On Saturday afternoon, Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum made a statement about the fatal crash.
“Three young lives were taken away in this horrible accident,” the mayor said in an emailed statement. “On behalf of Surrey City Council, we send our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families. Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time. I ask that the privacy of the families be respected as they cope with this tragic and sudden loss.”
Anyone who was in the area and witnessed the collision or may have dash-cam footage is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or solvecrime.ca.
– With files from Tom Zillich