Update: Langley man killed in crash early Friday

Police say alcohol and speed may have been factors in single vehicle rollover that claimed life of 27-year-old

  • Sep. 5, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Speed and alcohol are likely  factors in a single-vehicle crash that killed a 27-year-old Langley man in South Langley.

Shortly after midnight on Friday, Sept. 5, police were called to the 1800 block of 208 Street where a man who was driving a Honda Accord southbound along 208 Street appeared to have veered onto the shoulder of the road and struck a pair of recycling bins.

The vehicle then crossed the road, crashed through a fence and rolled over, coming to rest on its roof. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene from his injuries, said police.

RCMP have not named the victim, however his family has been notified of his death.

Police believe both speed and alcohol were factors in the crash. The driver does not appear to have been wearing his seatbelt.

The vehicle will undergo a mechanical inspection and a toxicology test of the victim has been ordered.

The road remained closed until approximately 6 a.m. Friday as the investigators collected evidence.

There were no witnesses to the collision, however police were notified by residents in the area who heard the crash.

Langley Times

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