Squamish Nation man killed in Lower Lonsdale, taxi seen with significant damage

Police investigate a fatal pedestrian-vehicle collision in Lonsdale on Saturday, March 9, 2024. Global News

A 21-year-old man was killed in North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood Saturday morning.

The man was a member of the Squamish Nation community.

“Our community has suffered an unspeakable tragedy, after a young life was cut short in a tragic accident. The 21-year-old victim was a beloved son and brother, and a shining light in our community. The entire Nation is now grieving,” a spokesperson said.

“We are sending our thoughts, strength and prayers to the victim’s family and friends.”

Community resources have been activated by the Squamish Nation.

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Pedestrian struck and killed in downtown Vancouver

A heavy police presence was seen at a road closure at Forbes Avenue and a large tent was in the middle of the road.

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A body was seen on the road before the tent was raised.

The Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) is investigating.

ICARS Cpl. Dave Noon said the area will be closed for several hours.

A taxi was at the scene with damage to the front left of the vehicle and a partly-smashed front window.

BC Emergency Services told Global News that two ambulances attended the incident but no one was taken to the hospital.

Global News has reached out to North Vancouver RCMP for information.

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