Driver dies in collision in Tsawwassen while spike in auto thefts reported in South Delta

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      A collision in Delta this morning resulted in a tragic death of a driver. Meanwhile, Delta police are also warning citizens about a sudden increase in thefts from autos.

      Around 6:10 a.m. today (March 16), a woman was driving her vehicle west on 16th Avenue while a pickup truck was heading north on 56th Avenue. The two vehicles collided at the intersection in Tsawwassen.

      Tragically, the 45-year-old driver of the vehicle died in the collision. Her name has not been released but next of kin had been notified.

      The truck driver is cooperating with the investigation into the cause of the collision.

      DPD spokesperson Cris Leykauf stated that police are not able to comment on possible causes at this point.

      Meanwhile, police are also warning citizens that there has been an abrupt spike in thefts from vehicles in South Delta.

      During the weekend of March 8, the DPD received six reports of thefts in Tsawwassen.

      Five out of the six victims reported that they had left their vehicle door unlocked.

      Items stolen included change, wallets, sunglasses, jackets, and bear spray.

      Then on March 10, the DPD received nine reports of thefts from auto in Ladner.

      Wallets, cash, tools, jackets, sunglasses, and curling shoes were among the stolen items.

      After that, three thefts from autos occurred in Boundary Bay on March 15.

      Anyone you believes that they have been a victim of theft from auto or that your vehicle has been rummaged through is asked to call the DPD non-emergency line at 604-946-4411.