Police seeking driver in hit-and-run that killed Abbotsford senior


An Abbotsford senior has died after being struck by a vehicle, and police are now seeking to identify the driver.


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An Abbotsford senior has died after being struck by a vehicle, and police are now seeking to identify the driver.

The fatal collision occurred Tuesday evening at 8:30 p.m. in the 32600 block of Marshall Road, police said in a news release.

A 77-year-old South Asian man, who has not been identified, was walking on the roadway when he was hit by what police describe as a newer model, SUV-type vehicle.

He was transported to hospital by air ambulance, but died of his injuries Wednesday morning.

The driver of the vehicle, meanwhile, fled the scene, and investigators are now working to identify the individual.

“The Abbotsford Police Department are asking for the driver of the vehicle to do the right thing and come forward to speak with investigators,” police said in the release.

Detectives are also looking to speak to witnesses who stopped to help and act as interpreters at the scene, and are appealing to the public for CCTV and dash-cam footage that could help with the investigation.

Anyone with information pertinent to the incident is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department.


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