The search for a vehicle of interest in a fatal hit and run incident on the weekend near Parksville is over. The owner, a 55-year-old man from Woss, B.C., turned himself in to Kelowna RCMP Sunday evening after seeing his truck on the news, police said. Central Vancouver Island Traffic Services (CVITS) are thanking the public for their assistance in identifying the vehicle.
“It has really been because of tips from the public received as a result of the media coverage that we have been able to locate this vehicle so quickly. Our focus now will be on preparing the investigation for charge assessment by the BC Prosecution Service, a process which could take many months to complete,” said Const. Jeff Pelat, CVITS lead investigator.
The investigation into the fatal hit and run is continuing and no one has yet been charged, police said.
Police responded to reports of a person lying on a Highway 19 median near Parksville on Oct. 10 and found a deceased woman who appeared to be in her twenties.