To update the earlier news release regarding the fatal collision at Holmes Street and East Columbia Street, the intersection and approaches remain closed to traffic until such time that collision analysts have completed their investigation. The New Westminster Police is appealing to any witnesses who may have been in the area of Holmes Street and East Columbia at approximately 11:30 AM this morning who may have observed the incident to please contact the New Westminster Police tip line at 604-529-2430 and leave information for investigators to contact you.
As can be imagined this has been a very traumatic experience for all involved, most importantly for the immediate family and friends of the deceased. Measures are being taken to ensure appropriate support is put in place for all involved.
Further media updates will be made available when appropriate.