Surrey RCMP responded to a single-vehicle crash in South Surrey Friday (June 4) afternoon. Police police believe it was caused by a medical issue. (File photo)

Surrey senior dies following single-vehicle crash

Medical issue believed at root of June 4 tragedy

The driver involved in a serious crash that snarled traffic along the 3900-block of 152 Street in South Surrey Friday afternoon (June 4) has died.

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However, police suspect a medical issue, and not the crash itself, caused the 87-year-old man’s death.

“It appears that the person had been trying to pull over,” when it went off the street and into a field, Sgt. Elenore Sturko said Monday. “The car didn’t sustain a lot of damage, but the person was unresponsive inside.”

The crash occurred at approximately 3:40 p.m. Friday. According to a news release issued at the time, initial indications were that it involved “serious, potentially life-threatening injuries.”

Traffic northbound on 152 Street was initially diverted at 36 Avenue, and drivers were asked to avoid the area. The road reopened just before 5 p.m.

Sturko said while the police file remains open, the case is currently in the hands of the coroner.

– with files from Nick Greenizan

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