Hit-and-run death of Dwayne McCormick investigated as homicide
41-year-old injured in Abbotsford on Friday, July 11, died in hospital Sunday
A hit and run in Abbotsford, B.C., that killed a 41-year-old man last weekend may have been a homicide, say investigators who have passed the case to the Lower Mainland's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.
The collision that fatally wounded Dwayne McCormick happened last Friday in the 2200 block of McKenzie Road. McCormick died of his injuries in hospital on Sunday.
Another man has already been charged with several offences relating to the incident, including aggravated assault, failure to remain at the scene of an accident and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.
However, according to a press release from IHIT's Staff Sgt Jennifer Pound, there is evidence to suggest the collision may have been a deliberate act.
"The investigation to date suggests that this incident stemmed from an argument between the suspect and a resident in the area," said Pound. "The victim, who also resides in the area, became engaged in this argument which precipitated his injuries and ultimately his death."
Pound said Crown Counsel has stayed the initial charges that were laid, pending further investigation by IHIT.
Anyone with information, who has not already spoken with police, is urged to come forward and call the IHIT tipline 1-877-551-4448.