Mountie killed in early morning crash

UPDATE: A Metro Vancouver RCMP officer has died following an early morning collision.

The RCMP detachment in Surrey, B.C., confirms the officer was in an unmarked cruiser when the vehicle was hit by a semi-trailer.

The incident happened at about 5 a.m. (Pacific time) at a busy intersection in Surrey's Newton neighbourhood, southeast of Vancouver.

A cause of the crash is under investigation.

A busy section of 64th Avenue between 144th Street and 152nd Street remains closed until further notice.

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