One person confirmed dead in New Westminster crash

A Coquitlam man, 26-year-old Mark Holmes, has been identified as the person killed in a spectacular crash on East Columbia Street in New Westminster late Tuesday morning.

A cement truck hurtled down Holmes Street and hit a car going traveling through a green light on Columbia sending both vehicles tumbling over an embankment into Hume Park.
"When I looked up, I saw the truck somersaulting through the air. What I didn't see until later was there was a car underneath the truck," witness Ron Stephens, who was in the park at the time, told CTV News.
Resident Larry Hartwell said another witness told him the truck's brakes were smoking as it went down Holmes, which is an extremely steep hill that connects 10th Avenue to Columbia.
Const. Larry Carrie of the New Westminster police told CTV there was a fire in the small vehicle that was extinguished. Holmes, an employee of Accurate Alarms in New Westminster, was removed from the small vehicle while another man was taken to hospital.
Police closed off Holmes and Columbia between Braid and Holmes for several hours to investigate the accident.
According to the City of New Westminster, Holmes is not a designated truck route.
New Westminster police also issued a plea for witnesses to the accident to call the tip line at 604-529-2430 and leave contact information.

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