Family pleads for more witnesses after young cyclist killed in crash

A Langley woman is making a desperate plea for any witnesses to a deadly crash to come forward.

This past summer, her brother was cycling when he was struck and killed by a car in Surrey. Shawn Tyler Kingsley was riding his bike across 152 Street around 10 p.m. on June 22 when he was hit by a southbound 2009 Honda Civic. He was thrown from his bike.

The 18-year-old driver of the Civic stayed at the scene.

“There are no words to describe how horrible this is,” said Meghan Kingsley, Shawn’s sister. “We had our ups and downs, but he was still my little brother.”

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Police say they have yet to speak to all the witnesses and are renewing the call for anyone to come forward.

“They can help by telling us everything that they saw, leading up to and including the accident,” said Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann. “That will give us a more fulsome picture of what actually occurred.”

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Shawn’s family is also pleading for help from the public, saying they want the driver to face consequences.

“I want to see justice for my brother so his soul can rest in peace,” said Meghan. “I do want [the driver] to pay for what he’s done. I want an example made of him. I don’t want him thinking he can just get behind the wheel again after hitting and killing somebody.”

She is also calling for a crosswalk to be installed to make the area safer.

“It would be a really good thing if something positive came out of something so devastating.”

No charges have been laid in connection with the crash, but RCMP say that could change depending on the investigation and if they get more eyewitness accounts.

-With files from Jill Bennett.


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