A GoFundMe for a 12-year-old child who was struck and killed by a truck while going to school has raised $22,916. The fundraiser was started by a friend of the family, Stephanie St Arnaud.
“Please consider helping Chace’s family out with the unexpected funeral costs. He was one of my son’s best friends, spent many holidays with him and his family. Let’s help the family with unexpected expenses during this time,” Stephanie wrote.
The accident happened yesterday around 8:30 am when Ridge Meadows RCMP frontline officers responded to a 12-year-old child being struck by a recycling truck at the corner of 116A Avenue and 196B Street. The child was cycling to school when the recycling truck struck the child.
BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) and Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue Service (PMFRS) attended the scene and performed life-saving measures, but the child was pronounced dead. The recycling truck remained at the scene and the driver is cooperating with police. Impairment is not believed to be a contributing factor.
Police are still seeking witnesses, dash cam footage, and/or surveillance video from the area.
If you have information, please contact the Ridge Meadows RCMP directly at 604-463-6251. If you were a witness at this scene and have been affected in any way, please do not hesitate to contact the Ridge Meadows RCMP Victim Services program at 604-467-7650.