A 25-year-old man has been charged with dangerous driving causing death after an unoccupied cargo truck hit and killed a pedestrian in Surrey, B.C.
Police say the woman was walking on the sidewalk on Dec.15, 2020, when the vehicle ran her down.
The driver had been delivering parcels for Amazon, and the company said in a statement then that it was working with police and its delivery-service partner as they investigated.
The RCMP said at the time the unoccupied van rolled into traffic, where it hit another vehicle before running into the woman.
Sgt. Tom Boyce, with the RCMP’s criminal collision investigation team, says in a statement the woman’s death was a devastating loss for her family, and has also impacted many people within the community.
Police said at the time of the crash that the driver responsible for the unoccupied vehicle was distraught about what happened and co-operated with police.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 17, 2023.