The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Woman walking with kids killed by runaway cargo vehicle in Surrey: RCMP

SURREY, B.C. — Police say a woman who had been walking with two children is dead after being struck by a cargo vehicle with no driver.

RCMP in Surrey, B.C., received a report on Tuesday of a crash involving two vehicles and a pedestrian.

Cpl. Elenore Sturko says there is a school nearby, where students would have been heading home around the same time as the crash.

Police say it appears the unoccupied cargo van rolled into traffic, where it struck another vehicle before hitting the woman on the sidewalk.

The investigation is in its early stages and Sturko says the vehicle will be examined to determine how it rolled into traffic.

She says the driver responsible for the unoccupied vehicle is “distraught” about what happened and was co-operating at the scene.