Chilliwack RCMP continue search for second crash victim

Police believe the woman killed Sunday after the truck she was in plunged into the Fraser River was not alone.

Chilliwack RCMP are continuing to search for what they believe is a second victim in a crash that has already claimed the life of a 36-year-old Chilliwack woman.

The incident occurred late Sunday night after a Ford F-150 truck smashed through a concrete barrier on Ballam Road and McDonald Road and plunged into the Fraser River.

At the time, the RCMP dive team was called in to assist as the vehicle was pulled from the water. The initial search recovered just the body of the woman.

Police now believe, however, she wasn’t alone.

“We are doing everything possible in an effort to locate what we believe is a second victim in this tragic accident,” said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck.  “We want to be able to bring closure to the families involved in this and will continue to do whatever is necessary to recover him.”  The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team will be attending the scene tomorrow morning with sonar equipment in an attempt to locate the missing man.  It is also expected that Chilliwack Search and Rescue will be assisting the Underwater Recovery team in the river tomorrow morning.