Pedestrian killed in Langley was long-time Delta firefighter

LANGLEY — Delta Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of its own after a fatal pedestrian crash in Langley Thursday night.

Mark Janson, 54, was walking his dog when he was hit by an F350 pick up truck in the 5700-block of 240th Street at around 9:20 p.m.

The 24-year-old driver was "was co-operative with investigators and extremely distraught," said Langley RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Holly Marks in a release, who noted both the driver and other witnesses attempted CPR at the scene.

Neither alcohol nor speed are thought to be factors in the crash, police said. There are no streetlights on that stretch of road and it was raining at the time.

A 26-year veteran of the Delta Fire Department, Janson was an acting battalion captain, emergency vehicle operator instructor and participated in a number of department committees, said Chief Dan Copeland.

"He was just like one of those firefighters that was all about firefighting and keeping the community safe," Copeland said.

"This is a very difficult time for everyone in the department and a hard loss as Mark was a highly respected officer and well liked member of our team," he said.

Janson is survived by his wife and son.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Captain Janson’s family and his friends," Copeland said.

– with files from The Province

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