The driver allegedly involved in an early morning hit-and-run has been identified.
Vancouver police say that the individual came forward and turned himself into authorities.
“The 54-year-old driver in this case eventually did the right thing by coming forward,” says VPD Sergeant Jason Robillard.
The incident took place on Thursday, December 27, just after 3 am. A passerby notified police of a pedestrian who appeared to have been struck and seriously injured.
The body was found on Kingsway near Glenn Drive. The driver, however, did not remain at the scene.
The victim, a 39-year-old Vancouver man, was brought to the hospital but died shortly after.
The driver has since been released pending further investigation; his car has also been seized by VPD collision investigators.
Charges will be determined once a thorough investigation has been completed, says Robillard.