The Chilliwack RCMP investigates Hit and Run

Chilliwack

2024-01-23 09:52 PST

File # 2024-2293

On January 18, 2024 at 5:52 pm, the Chilliwack RCMP responded to a report of an unresponsive male laying on the side of Yale Road near Prest Road in Chilliwack. Police attended with BC Emergency Health Services and located the male who was pronounced deceased on scene. The injuries suffered were consistent with having been struck by a vehicle.

The Chilliwack Traffic Section assumed conduct of the investigation with assistance from frontline officers and support from the Chilliwack RCMP Serious Crime Unit. The vehicle was located less than 24-hours later by two observant frontline police officers and seized as evidence. The vehicle remains in police custody for further forensic analysis.

"Chilliwack RCMP Traffic Services continues to pursue all investigative avenues in relation to this incident with ongoing support from the Lower Mainland District Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Services (ICARS) as well as the BC Coroners Service, says Cpl. Michael Sabulsky. This is a very dynamic investigation that has been rapidly forwarded by the quick response and incisive observations of frontline officers. Cpl. Sabulsky further advised, Out of respect for the family, the name of the male victim will not be released to the public at this time. The description of the suspect vehicle will also not be released so as to ensure the continued integrity of this highly sensitive investigation.

If you have any information in relation to this incident you are urged to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-702-4611 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Released by

Cpl. Carmen Kiener
Media Relations Officer
Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment
Office: 604-393-3013

Email: ufvrd_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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