Andrew Futerko was 19 when he died while riding a motorcycle in Cloverdale. On the second anniversary of his death, his mother has made a public appeal to hear from the other driver. (Black Press Media files)

Andrew Futerko was 19 when he died while riding a motorcycle in Cloverdale. On the second anniversary of his death, his mother has made a public appeal to hear from the other driver. (Black Press Media files)

VIDEO: Langley mom wants to hear from driver involved in crash that killed her son

‘We, as a family don’t know what really happened’

Two years after her son was killed in a Cloverdale crash, Langley City resident Natalie White still has questions that only one person can answer.

On the second anniversary of Andrew Futerko’s death, his mother is hoping the other driver will get in touch.

Futerko was driving home on 181A Street on June 20 when his motorcycle collided with a Kia Soul SUV at the 61B Avenue intersection.

Despite first responders attempts to revive him, Futerko died at the scene.

The driver of the SUV remained on site and cooperated with police, RCMP reported.

Futerko was 19, two days away from finishing his first year apprenticeship as a glazier.

He had just got his motorcycle licence earlier that day.

While the initial police press release suggested the SUV had been halted, White said it later looked as though her son had been cut off at the intersection.

READ MORE: Motorcycle deaths prompt safety warning from Cloverdale mother

Court records show the driver of the SUV, who was 83 at the time of the crash, was charged with driving “without reasonable consideration.”

However, a stay of proceedings was entered on Nov. 15, 2019, in Surrey Provincial Court.

“We never went to trial,” White told the Langley Advance Times.

She said the Crown told her the driver agreed to have his driver’s licence permanently suspended, which was a more severe punishment than the temporary suspension and fine that could have applied, had he been convicted.

But with no court hearing, White said, the family was denied closure, with no opportunity to hear the driver’s account of the event, and whether he had any regrets to express.

“We, as a family don’t know what really happened that day,” White said.

White has a message for the driver, if he sees this story.

“There’s only two people who know what happened, you and my son,” she said.

White said she simply wants to hear from him.

“I don’t want to beat up on this old man,” she elaborated.

“It was an accident and I believe my son was partially to blame,” she added.

“It has to be a horrible, horrible thing for him [the SUV driver]”

READ ALSO: Car failing to yield at new stop sign causes three-car crash and flaming aftermath

If the driver wants to reach out, White said he can contact the family through an email set up for the the Esta Bueno Rugby Fundraiser set up in Andrew’s memory at af062018@gmail.com.

Esta Bueno aims to help select rugby players with funding for the away games in their senior year at Lord Tweedsmuir High School.

Tenatative plans call for the third annual event to be held at a date to be announced this fall at the Beaver Lodge in Cloverdale, the rugby clubhouse.



dan.ferguson@langleyadvancetimes.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

car crashCloverdaleLangleyRCMP

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

When Langley City resident Dale Attrell, 92, seen here walking in Douglas Park on Saturday, Jan. 10, started a walking club for seniors, it filled up quickly. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Outrunning COVID: a Langley City senior starts a walking club

When Dale Attrell launched a group for older people to go on walks together, it filled up quickly

Langley’s Jim Orlowski, a regular contributor to Through Your Lens, shared this picture of some bird swimming around in Brydon Lagoon. They were spotted while he was walking along the trail in the Nicomekl flood plains. They frequently cross paths with dozens of other walkers and park visitors enjoying the trail on a bright winter day. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
SHARE: Bird friends from Brydon

Send us your photo showing how you view Langley, and it could be featured in a future edition

Mark Chandler, outside of his extradition hearing at the Vancouver Supreme Court. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley condo builder’s fraud sentencing in U.S. delayed due to COVID-19

Mark Chandler’s own lawyer contracted COVID-19 in December

People have noticed pine siskins dying in the area, part of a trend of larger numbers of the finch flocking to the area about every five years. The larger numbers result in crowding and increased spread of salmonella. (Wikipedia photo)
Langley birdwatchers seeing dead finch species in higher numbers

Pine siskins are in the area in larger numbers. They are prone to salmonella which is fatal for them

Keith the curious kitten is seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 is Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Jan. 17 to 23

Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day, Pie Day and International Sweatpants Day are all coming up this week

(Photo by Kevin Hill)
40 cases linked to Surrey Memorial Hospital COVID-19 outbreak

Fraser Health says two death are associated with the outbreak

JaHyung Lee, “Canada’s oldest senior” at 110 years old, received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. He lives at Amenida Seniors Community in Newton. (Submitted photo: Amenida Seniors Community)
Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Sooke’s Jim Bottomley is among a handful of futurists based in Canada. “I want to help people understand the future of humanity.” (Aaron Guillen - Sooke News Mirror)
No crystal ball: B.C. man reveals how he makes his living predicting the future

63-year-old has worked analytical magic for politicians, car brands, and cosmetic companies

A unique-looking deer has been visiting a Nanoose Bay property with its mother. (Frieda Van der Ree photo)
A deer with 3 ears? Unique animal routinely visits B.C. property

Experts say interesting look may be result of an injury rather than an odd birth defect

Terry David Mulligan. (Submitted photo)
Podcast: Interview with longtime actor/broadcaster and B.C. resident Terry David Mulligan

Podcast: Talk includes TDM’s RCMP career, radio, TV, wine, Janis Joplin and much more

Seasonal influenza vaccine is administered starting each fall in B.C. and around the world. (Langley Advance Times)
After 30,000 tests, influenza virually nowhere to be found in B.C.

COVID-19 precautions have eliminated seasonal infection

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question during a news conference outside Rideau cottage in Ottawa, Friday, January 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Trudeau says Canada’s COVID vaccine plan on track despite Pfizer cutting back deliveries

Canadian officials say country will still likely receive four million doses by the end of March

Most Read