A year after hit-and-run killed woman in wheelchair, Surrey police and family renew plea for help in investigation

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      After one year, a fatal hit-and-run collision has gone unsolved. Family members and police are appealing to the public for help in solving this case.

      Surrey RCMP stated in a news release issued today that 69-year-old Sharon Mitchell was in her wheelchair as she was crossing the intersection at 68th Avenue and 138th Street in Surrey at 8:45 p.m. on October 1, 2018.

      As she crossed, a vehicle struck her as it drove south. The driver did not stop after the collision and left the scene. Mitchell died from the injuries she sustained from the impact.

      According to Surrey RCMP, investigators believe that there are individuals in the community who have information that could help the investigation.

      “While nothing can take away the grief the family has suffered over last year, witnesses can bring some comfort to this family by assisting us in solving this case,” Surrey RCMP Cpl. Lucy Shorey of the Criminal Collision Investigation Team stated in a news release. “We are also appealing directly to the driver. It’s never too late to come forward to explain your side of the story.”

      Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, to make an anonymous report, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.