FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The community has raised over $53,000 for the family of a Fort St. John man who died in a vehicle collision on the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge last week.

Graham Nixon was going northbound on the bridge in his pickup truck last Wednesday when he entered the oncoming lane, colliding head-on with a southbound transport truck, according to Chilliwack RCMP. The driver of the transport truck was uninjured.

BC Highway Patrol Chilliwack has assumed conduct of the investigation with assistance from the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service, the BC Coroners’ Service and Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement officers.

Highway 9 was closed for several hours as police investigated and made the highway safe for travel. A minor fuel spill was contained to the roadway and cleaned up prior to the highway being re-opened near midnight.

Taylor Szucs, Nixon’s co-worker at Macro pipelines, organized a GoFundMe to alleviate financial stress on the family while they grieve.

“Graham was a friendly, hard-working guy who always exceeded expectations. He was kind and polite to everyone he met,” wrote Szucs.

Graham leaves behind his wife, Ashley, and two children.

Anyone looking to contribute to the fundraiser can click here.