Vancouver Police Department arrests alleged hit-and-run driver, accomplice, that killed a 24-year-old pedestrian Sunday night

Vancouver – Vancouver Police have arrested the alleged driver in a hit-and-run collision that killed a 24-year-old pedestrian Sunday night in Kitsilano.

“We asked for help to solve this crime, and after receiving significant information from the public, VPD officers identified the suspected driver and arrested him yesterday at his home in Vancouver for the fatal hit-and-run,” says Sergeant Steve Addison. “We also arrested one of the driver’s family members and are investigating whether that person acted as an accomplice after the fatal collision.”

The victim was walking close to home around 11:30 p.m. Sunday when he was struck and killed by a vehicle that was allegedly speeding near West 4th Avenue and Arbutus Street. The driver fled, but a number of bystanders stayed behind, attempted to help the victim, and provided valuable information to police.

Investigators from VPD’s Patrol Division, Collision Investigation Unit, and Major Crime Section worked throughout Monday to collect evidence, which led them to the suspect’s residence in South Vancouver yesterday afternoon.

The alleged driver, 25, and a 63-year-old family member were taken into custody without incident. Charges have not yet been approved and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information who has not yet come forward is asked to call VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit at 604-717-3012

BACKGROUND

Vancouver Police Department seeks witnesses to fatal hit-and-run late Sunday night

Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run that killed a 24-year-old pedestrian late Sunday night, and ask anyone who saw the collision or has video to contact investigators.

The victim and a friend were crossing West 4th Avenue at Arbutus Street around 11:30 p.m. when he was struck by a newer model grey sedan which appeared to be travelling at high speeds. The driver failed to stop and the victim died at the scene.

Pedestrian Fatality
File Photo – Pedestrian Fatality

VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit spent the night collecting evidence from the crime scene and have spoken to a number of witnesses. Anyone who has not yet come forward is asked to contact investigators right away.

Police believe the vehicle was traveling east on 4th Avenue before the collision. Businesses in the area, or anyone with dash-cam video, is asked to review their footage and contact police if they have images of the suspect vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call 604-717-3012.

Vancouver Police Department

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