Indo-Canadian Trucker Killed Langley Dump-Truck Crash

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Some Facebook posts from family and friends of the driver identified him as “Malhi” and said he was 24 years old. They stated that the crash resulted when one of the truck’s tires blew, causing the vehicle to flip.

LANGLEY – A young Indo-Canadian dump-truck driver is dead after a fatal single-vehicle crash on Wednesday morning, which shut down traffic for several hours along Highway 1 westbound between Mt. Lehman Road and 264 Street in Langley.

The RCMP said a dump truck hauling a trailer full of gravel crashed just before the 264th Street off-ramp in Langley, killing the driver.

“At this time police suspect mechanical failure was the cause of the crash,” Cpl. Robert McDonald said in a statement.

Some Facebook posts from family and friends of the driver identified him as “Malhi” and said he was 24 years old. They stated that the crash resulted when one of the truck’s tires blew, causing the vehicle to flip, reported Abbotsford News.

The crash occurred at about 9 a.m. just east of the 264 Street off-ramp and involved a dump truck with a trailer.

“We’re still not sure exactly what the cause of the accident is. It looks towards mechanical, but we won’t know for several hours yet if we can confirm that it was a mechanical failure,” said RCMP Cpl. Robert McDonald at the scene.

While investigators were on the scene, traffic was diverted at the Mt. Lehman Road exit, until the freeway re-opened at about 6 p.m.

The highway closure snarled commuters’ drive home throughout the region Wednesday night.