Chilliwack RCMP believe a second person was inside a truck that plunged into the Fraser River Sunday night in a crash that killed a local woman.
Police responded that night to a report of an accident near the intersections of McDonald and Ballam roads. They arrived to find a concrete barrier pushed over and a power pole sheared off—evidence that led them to believe that the vehicle had gone into the nearby Fraser River.
While the body of a 36-year-old woman was found in the river shortly after, police now say they believe there were two victims of the crash.
RCMP pulled a Ford F150 pickup truck from the river Monday. They say they now believe that both the deceased woman and a man were inside when it entered the water.
Police say RCMP divers will revisit the scene of the crash Thursday with sonar equipment to try and find the missing man. They'll be joined by members of Chilliwack Search and Rescue.
"We are doing everything possible in an effort to locate what we believe is a second victim in this tragic accident," RCMP spokesperson Const. Tracy Wolbeck said in a press release. "We want to be able to bring closure to the families involved in this and will continue to do whatever is necessary to recover him."