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84-year-old man dead following 2-vehicle crash in Abbotsford

Collision happened in 31000-block of Old Yale Road
An 84-year-old man died following a crash on Old Yale Road in Abbotsford on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News)

An elderly man is dead following a crash in Abbotsford on Saturday.

The two-vehicle collision happened in the 31000-block of Old Yale Road, just before 1 p.m. on Feb. 3.

An 84-year-old man, who was the driver of one of the vehicles, sustained serious and life-threatening injuries.

Despite the efforts of first responders, “sadly, the 84-year-old male succumbed to the injuries at the scene,” Const. Art Stele, media relations officer with the Abbotsford Police Department stated in a press release.

The male driver of the offending vehicle was detained at the scene by officers pending further investigation.

AbbyPD Traffic Enforcement unit, along with patrol officers and members of the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service were at the scene investigating.

As a result of the fatal collision and its ongoing investigation, road closures were in effect and expected to remain closed for an extended period of time.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to contact AbbyPD at 604-859-5225.

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