Vancouver Police investigate fatal vehicle collision

According to witnesses, the pedestrian was riding an electric scooter at the time of the collision and was traveling in the crosswalk against the light

VANCOUVER — A 34-year-old Vancouver man was killed Tuesday evening in a collision that took place in east Vancouver.

At 8:20 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 16), Vancouver Police responded to the intersection of SE Mill Plain Blvd and Chkalov Dr. for a report of a vehicle and pedestrian collision.  The pedestrian struck was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, but was later declared deceased. The pedestrian was later identified as Vladimir Chernyaev.

The involved motorist remained on scene and cooperated with investigators.  Eastbound traffic for SE Mill Plain Blvd at Chkalov Dr. was temporarily diverted while investigators processed the collision scene.

According to witnesses, Chernyaev was riding an electric scooter at the time of the collision and was traveling southbound in the crosswalk on SE Mill Plain Blvd., against the light, when he was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on SE Mill Plain Blvd. There are no indications that speed or impairment is a factor. 

The Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit is continuing the investigation.

Nothing further information is available at this time.

Information provided by Vancouver Police Department.

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