Gravel truck driver killed in Langley crash

The westbound stretch of Highway One north of Aldergrove is expected to be closed until mid-afternoon Wednesday as several agencies deal with a fatal gravel truck crash.

As of late morning the driver had still not been removed from the wreckage of the crash that happened at about 9 a.m. The single vehicle crash involved a dump truck with a trailer and was in the westbound lane at the 264th Street off-ramp. The truck ended up on its top in the ditch.

“It will be probably two, three o’clock until we open the highway,” said RCMP Cpl. Robert McDonald, with Traffic Services.

The coroner along with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Unit and emergency responders are on scene.

McDonald said it’s too early to say anything about the driver and investigators will look at the potential of mechanical failure playing a role.

Gravel is strewn about over a large area of the crash scene.

Initially an air ambulance was dispatched but was waved off when it was known its assistance was not needed.

The RCMP is urging people to avoid the area.

While the eastbound lane is open, it’s impacted due to heavy westbound volume that must be rerouted.

Traffic is being diverted off Highway One. Westbound drivers are getting off at Mt. Lehman Road and can get on at 264th Street.

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