PORT MOODY — Coquitlam Mounties spent several hours in Anmore Thursday investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian.
Police said a man was hit by a dump truck heading southbound on East Road as he walked his dog across a crosswalk at Hummingbird Drive shortly after 9:30 a.m.
The man died at the scene, but the dog was OK.
RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung said it’s too early in the investigation to say what factors led to the crash or if any charges are being considered. However, he noted the driver of the truck remained on scene and is co-operating with police.
It was sunny at the time of the crash, but the roads in the area did appear slightly wet.
The victim, who was not identified and was also not carrying identification at the time of his death, is believed to be a Caucasian man in his mid to late-40s.
Police were working to identify the man and notify his family.
The collision is the second pedestrian fatality along the stretch of road in three months.
A man was struck and killed on East Road on Oct. 17.
Andrew Kamara, 58, was out for a morning jog when he was hit by a car that lost control further north up the road from the scene of the most recent fatality.
At the time, police said the car was heading northbound when it suddenly swerved across the road and hit him.
The wayward car then ended up back on the road for a few metres before smashing into bushes on the other side of the street.
Kamara died at the scene.
No charges were ever laid in that incident.
Chung noted the road is not normally the site of such deadly crashes.
“This road is relatively safe, except when something like this happens,” he said.
Mounties are expected to release more information in the coming days.