Memorial created after suspected road rage death

Flowers and written prayers continued to pile up in a ditch along a rural road in Aldergrove yesterday where a young man from Abbotsford was killed in a suspected road-rage hit-and-run.



Silas O’Brien, 21, will be laid to rest Thursday at Cloverdale Bibleway Church.



On Friday, police said they had arrested and seized the truck of a 38-year-old Langley man in connection with the death. The man was questioned and released.

O’Brien and two friends were driving to Seattle en route to Hawaii when their Silverado pickup was forced off the road by a white Ford F-250 pickup.

The F-250 then allegedly turned around and sped back to the scene, striking O’Brien and killing him.

A pair of crossed shovels on the shoulder of the road marked the place where O’Brien was hit. Behind it, on the other side of a shallow ditch, friends and family have created a makeshift memorial.

"You loved your family, friends and God with all that was in you," a friend named Joe wrote on a decorated snowboard. "You brought good cheer with you wherever you went and filled our lives with smiles, laughter and everlasting memories."



  • On Saturday, RCMP guarded a house in 8th Avenue in Langley. Media reports said the house belonged to Brent Parent.