DELTA Police were called to a collision on Highway 17A around 9:50 p.m. on Friday, October 1. Emergency Health Services were already on scene, trying to assist a driver involved in a collision with a large farm vehicle.
Both vehicles had been travelling northbound in the 4500-block of Highway 17A, before Ladner Trunk Road. The driver of the farm vehicle was travelling very slowly and was struck from behind by the driver of a sedan.
“Despite the best efforts of Emergency Health Services, the driver of the sedan was pronounced deceased at the scene,” said Cris Leykauf, spokesperson for Delta Police. “Our condolences go out to her loved ones and friends.”
The driver of the farm vehicle remained at scene and was cooperative with police. He was not physically injured in the collision. The deceased is a Delta resident, a woman in her 70s.
The Delta Police Traffic Section was called out to the scene and has assumed conduct of the investigation, which is ongoing. At this point, police are not commenting on possible causes of the collision.
“Police want to thank the drivers who were impacted by the closure of Highway 17A for their patience, as the closure was necessary to investigate the collision and to safely clear the highway,” said Leykauf.