23-Year-Old International Student Identified As Pedestrian Victim In Surrey Car Crash

On April 12, 2024, at approximately 8:37 p.m. surrey RCMP officers responded to a collision at 61A Avenue and 144 Street. On arrival, they located a 23-year-old male pedestrian who had been struck by a Mercedes GLK 250. The pedestrian and the driver of the Mercedes, an adult woman, were transported to the hospital, but the pedestrian victim succumbed to injuries.

The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Gursahib Singh Batth.

The preliminary investigation has determined that in addition to the pedestrian being stuck, the Mercedes allegedly crashed into a Ford F150 that was stopped at a red light, causing it to roll over. A Porsche and Honda Civic, also stopped at the red light, sustained damages. The occupants of the other vehicles involved sustained minor injuries. The investigation is ongoing, and speed is believed to be a contributing factor. The driver of the Mercedes has been released from hospital and is cooperating with the investigation.

A GoFundMe campaign has been started to help send his body back to India.