Fatal hit and run in Hope

Woman was found dead in a ditch on Flood-Hope Road Friday

Hope RCMP is looking for the public’s help in identifying the driver and victim of a fatal hit and run on Friday.

Police were contacted at about 7:30 p.m. by two youths who were riding their bikes on Flood-Hope Road in the Richmond Hill area. They found a woman in her 50s with severe injuries lying in a shallow roadside ditch.

At this point, the RCMP is trying to determine the circumstances around the woman’s death.

“There have been recent cases where people have come forward when these things happen, like the case in Duncan last week,” said Staff Sgt. Suki Manj. “When someone takes responsibility for their actions and deals with it right away, it not only makes it easier for the police, but it makes a world of difference to the family who just lost a loved one.”

Police believe the woman was hit during daylight hours on a dry road. Manj said the driver may not have seen the woman and maybe thought they had hit an animal. Glare from sun could also have been a contributing factor in temporarily obstructing the driver’s visibility. However, Manj said police won’t know exactly what happened until the driver comes forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hope RCMP at 604-869-7750 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

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