The driver of an SUV was killed when he collided with a construction vehicle on Highway One near 264th Street in heavy fog Tuesday morning.
The driver as heading east in the fast lane at about 3:50 a.m. when he crashed into the back of the parked construction vehicle, said Sgt. Peter Thiessen, spokesperson for Lower Mainland RCMP.
The SUV burst into flames after the crash, said Thiessen.
The two-man construction crew had just got out of their vehicle and neither was injured.
While the construction vehicle was parked in a travel lane, Thiessen said its emergency equipment was in operation.
The SUV driver’s speed, in heavy fog, appears to have been a factor in the crash, said police.
The Langley Township firefighters, BC Ambulance paramedics, local RCMP and specialized highway oficers all attended the scene of the crash.
The Lower Mainland ICARS collision investigation unit and Port Mann Freeway Patrol are still investigating the exact cause of the crash.
Anyone who witnessed the crash and has not spoken to the RCMP is asked to call the Freeway Patrol at 604-526-9744.
The eastbound lanes of the highway were closed between 232nd Street and 264th Street after the crash, sending many drivers on long detours through Langley.
Two eastbound lanes were expected to be reopened by approximately 11 a.m.
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