B.C. RCMP are seeking assistance in solving a hit-and-run case in Richmond that left one man dead on Saturday morning.
Around 6:30 a.m. on December 7, Richmond RCMP received several calls about a body lying in the southbound left lane of Highway 99 about 100 metres (328 feet) north of the Steveston Highway overpass.
Officers who arrived at the scene found a deceased male with visible trauma upon his body indicating that a vehicle hit him.
Investigators interviewed callers who reported the body and canvassed the area for surveillance video.
B.C. RCMP Traffic Services identified the victim as a man in his early 60s from the Fraser Valley but his name has not been released.
Investigators believe that a collision occurred between 1:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. on December 7.
B.C. RCMP stated that the victim appears to have been struck by a large vehicle, possibly a commercial truck, and that the driver may have heard or felt something unusual but continued to drive without realizing that a person had been hit by the vehicle. Police are seeking to speak with any drivers who may have experienced this.
Any witnesses or anyone who has video of this incident, including anyone who saw a vehicle stopped on the highway near the scene or a person walking on or near the highway, is asked to call Lower Mainland District Traffic Services at 604-526-9744.
Meanwhile in a separate case, the Vancouver Police Department is seeking witnesses or video footage after a 51-year-old male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near Kaslo and Franklin streets in East Vancouver just after 7 p.m. on November 29.