Chilliwack RCMP look for clues in tragic traffic death

Woman struck by semi after vehicle leaves the road outside Chilliwack

Chilliwack RCMP are still trying to determine the circumstance that led to the tragic death of  20-year-old woman on Highway 1 east of Chilliwack early Sunday morning.

Police say the woman’s vehicle had left the road near Prest Road just after 2 a.m.

Another vehicle stopped to assist her. But while the driver was checking for other passengers, the woman – for reasons not known to police – entered the travel portion of the highway and was struck by a semi-trailer truck unit.  She died of her injuries at scene. The driver of the semi remained at the scene.

Eastbound lanes were closed in the area for approximately eight hours to allow the on-scene investigation to proceed.  The investigation remains ongoing with the assistance of the Fraser Valley Traffic Services, lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service and the BC Coroner’s Service.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision that has not already been spoken to is asked to contact the RCMP Fraser Valley Traffic Services at 604-702-4039, reference file 2014-42846.