On May 18th, 2004 at approximately 7:00 pm a fatal crash occurred involving a 1988 GMC S15 pickup and a 1981 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

The operator of the motorcycle fourty-eight-year-old David Ronald Coburn died at the scene.

The driver of the pick-up forty-three-year-old Antonio Pacheco Daponte is facing charges of Impaired Driving, Driving While Over .08 and Dangerous Driving Causing Death in Surrey Provincial Court. Daponte remains in custody pending a show cause hearing.

Circumstances of the crash: The pick-up was traveling west on 24 Avenue while the motorcycle was traveling north on 232 street. According to witnesses the collision occurred in the intersection of 24 Avenue and 232 Street when the driver of the pick-up failed to stop at the stop sign. This is Langley's fourth fatal motor vehicle crash of the year and the third that involves the operator of a motorcycle as the victim. Motorcycle operators are among the most vulnerable road user, in all of the fatal motorcycle incidents this year in Langley the actions of the operator of the motorcycle did not cause the crash.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call the Langley RCMP at 532-3200. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers in the Lower Mainland at 1-800-222-TIPS. -30- Dale Carr, Cpl. Langley RCMP 22180 - 48A Ave. Langley, British Columbia V3A 8B7 Phone: (604)532-3359 Fax: (604)532-3239 Email: dale.carr@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

 


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