Langley crash victim not expected to survive

A 61-year-old Langley man is not expected to survive a crash on an icy road Tuesday morning.

Just before 6 a.m., RCMP were called to 240th Street, where a northbound pickup truck had flipped, apparently just two blocks from the victim’s home.

The pickup had flipped onto its passenger side off the road. The victim was apparently not wearing a seatbelt.

He was taken to hospital, but has severe injuries and is not expected to survive.

He may have suffered some kind of medical emergency before the crash itself, Marks said. Drivers have crashed in the past after heart attacks, seizures, or strokes.

The road was extremely slippery, said Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP. The officers at the scene found it hard to even stand up on the ice, Marks said.

Because the crash was so close to the victim’s house, police don’t believe speed was a factor.

This crash was the most serious of a number of collisions around Langley, most of them related to icy weather that coated local roads with black ice. The entire Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley was dealing with crashes, some of them fatal or resulting in serious injury.

Anyone who witnesses the crash and has not yet spoken to police can call the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

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