Two people have been arrested in Creston, B.C., after a hit-and-run collision that killed a young woman more than 700 kilometres away in Burnaby.
RCMP received a call Sunday morning about two suspicious people who had booked into a motel in the Kootenay town.
The owner of the Skimmerhorn Inn, Brent Powell, said his manager started asking questions when they arrived around 1:30 a.m MT.
"They came in, the gentleman had blood running down his face, he was covered in mud, and the lady with him was covered in mud, and [the manager] thought it was suspicious," said Powell.
The pair said they'd been in an accident and wrecked their car. The manager let them stay, but Powell called police in the morning.
Officers arrived and interviewed the couple, but suspected them of giving fake names, according to police.
The couple then tried to flee in a taxi, but RCMP learned there was an outstanding warrant for their arrest, and tracked them down and arrested them.
They were also identified as possible suspects in the fatal Burnaby hit-and-run, and Burnaby RCMP officers are now in the Kootenays to continue their investigation, according to an RCMP release.
The investigation into the hit-and-run that killed a 25-year old woman is ongoing.
Burnaby RCMP have previously said a "fraudulently-obtained" black Range Rover ran a red light before hitting the victim's car.
With files from the Canadian Press and CBC's Stephanie Mercier