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Sunshine Coast resident killed in pedestrian collision in downtown Sechelt

A 92-year-old man died after being struck by a truck while crossing the road in Sechelt: Sunshine Coast RCMP.
First responders on the scene of a collision at the intersection of Inlet Avenue and Highway 101 in Sechelt Jan. 11.

A Sunshine Coast pedestrian has died after a truck struck him on a Sechelt road on Jan. 11. 

The pedestrian was riding an electric scooter and was crossing a marked crosswalk at Sunshine Coast Highway 101 and Inlet Avenue at about 11 a.m. Thursday when a grey Dodge Ram struck him, according to Const. Karen Whitby of Sunshine Coast RCMP. The 92-year-old man was critically injured and deemed not stable to fly out by air ambulance. He died later that day of his injuries. 

Emergency Health Services, RCMP, Sechelt Fire Department and District of Sechelt staff attended the scene, which was closed for much of the day. 

The case has been turned over to RCMP’s Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS), which determined that no intoxication or impairment was detected from the driver of the Dodge Ram.

Whitby also confirmed that both parties are Sunshine Coast residents and that the investigation is still underway.  

Jordan Copp is the Coast Reporter’s civic and Indigenous affairs reporter. This reporting beat is made possible by the Local Journalism Initiative.