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Man dies after car crushed between two dump trucks in Langley

Accident occurred at 5 p.m. Wednesday on 16th Avenue just east of 200 Street

Rcmp cruiser
File photo of an RCMP cruiser. Photo by Postmedia file

A man was killed in Langley on Wednesday afternoon after the small vehicle he was travelling in was crushed between two dump trucks.

Langley RCMP spokesperson Const. Simon Lepine said emergency services were called to the Campbell Valley Park area just after 5 p.m. where a three-vehicle accident had occurred on 16th Avenue just east of 200 Street.

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“Once on scene, officers learned a Chevrolet Cavalier had been travelling east on 16 Avenue following a dump truck. A second dump truck was following the Cavalier. Just east of 200 Street, the second dump truck collided with the Cavalier pushing it into the first dump truck,” Lepine said.

A male occupant in the Cavalier died at the scene. Lepine did not state whether there were any other people in the vehicle, that was destroyed.

He said the drivers of both dump trucks remained at the scene and were co-operating with investigators.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or who may have dash cam footage can contact the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

The area of road along 16 Avenue between 200 Street and 208 Street remains closed.