A B.C. Mountie who died in a Tuesday morning crash settled in Ottawa and graduated from an east-end high school.

Const. Adrian Oliver died around 5 a.m. Pacific Time Tuesday morning when his unmarked police cruiser collided with a transport truck in Surrey, B.C.

Oliver, age 28, moved to Ottawa in Grade 9 and graduated from St. Peter’s Catholic High School.

His father is an RCMP officer in Ottawa and his twin brother Ben is one in B.C., with his family preparing to travel out west.

"On behalf of the government of Canada, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of Const. Oliver, who lost his life today while on duty,"said Public Safety Minister Vic Toews in a statement.

"Clearly, it is a tragic day for the Oliver family and for the entire RCMP," deputy commissioner Craig Callens said in a news conference.

The Canadian Press reports Oliver began his training as a cadet with the RCMP in 2008 and was first posted in June 2009.

With a report from CTV Ottawa`s John Hua and files from The Canadian Press