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Driver dead in British Columbia car accident

A male driver is dead following a tragic crash on Huntington Road, according to local police. British Columbia authorities responded to the car accident shortly after 12:30 p.m. the afternoon of July 22. Local police are still in the process of determining how the accident happened, and they have asked for the support of the community in coming forward to divulge information if they witnessed the crash. 

According to the accident report, as it stands today, an SUV was traveling eastbound when the accident occurred. Somehow, the car collided with a westbound dump truck. At this time, it is unclear whether either vehicle moved into an opposing lane, or why this would have happened if this is indeed the case. 

The male driver of the SUV was reported dead at the scene of the accident by arriving medical personnel. His identity has yet to be released publicly pending notification of next-of-kin. The driver of the dump truck sustained only minor injuries in the collision and is expected to recover fully. Police have not commented on whether they believe negligence, recklessness or alcohol were involved in this crash. 

If it is determined by British Columbia authorities that the driver of the dump truck operated his vehicle in a way that would implicate him for at least partial responsibility for the car accident, he could face criminal charges. In addition, the family of the deceased man could also file civil charges in the form of a wrongful death suit against the driver and possibly his company. Such a suit would need to be backed by comprehensive evidence from the police investigation. 

Source: Abbotsford News, "UPDATE: Driver dies in head-on collision on Huntingdon Road", July 22, 2016

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