A semi truck on its side after an accident that reportedly took place early Thursday morning on Highway 7 east of Agassiz bypass.

A semi truck on its side after an accident that reportedly took place early Thursday morning on Highway 7 east of Agassiz bypass.

UPDATE: One person killed in crash near Seabird

The victim in Thursday morning’s fatal crash near Seabird Island is a 20-year-old Agassiz woman, police say.

The victim in Thursday morning’s fatal crash near Seabird Island is a 20-year-old Agassiz woman, police say.

She was one of four people involved in the three-vehicle collision, which occurred around midnight on Highway 7 at Maria Slough.

Her name has not been released.

According to police, a semi-trailer “B Train” loaded with particle board was heading westbound when it collided with an eastbound Chevrolet Cavalier. The commercial truck then lost its load, which landed on an eastbound Pontiac Grand AM, killing the driver.

The passenger in the Grand Am suffered significant injuries and was transported to a Regional Hospital by BC Ambulance, RCMP say. The driver of the commercial truck was transported to a local hospital, treated and released. The driver of the Cavalier appeared uninjured.

The passenger of the Grand AM is a 25-year-old male resident of Agassiz. The driver of the commercial truck, a 33-year-old male, is a resident of Edmonton, Alberta.

The driver of the Chevrolet Cavalier is a 31-year-old male resident of Agassiz. Alcohol is suspected, police say, along with other “causal factors.” This matter is being investigated by Fraser Valley Traffic Services along with the support of the Integrated Collision and Reconstruction Section (ICARS), Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspectors (CVSE) and the Coroner’s Office.

Highway 7 was closed in both directions, and is now expected to reopen around 2 p.m.

Any witnesses who may have information on this crash are requested to contact Cst. Collins or Cst. Halliday of the RCMP Fraser Valley Traffic Services at (604)702-4039.

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