Paul Bally

Paul Bally, 48, was struck and killed by a vehicle while cycling near Fanny Bay south of Comox on Monday. (Family photo)

A 55-year-old Comox Valley, B.C. man has been charged in the Dec. 15 fatal hit-and-run of cyclist Paul Bally.

Timothy David Prad, who appeared in court Thursday, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident knowing bodily harm had occurred.

He was released on bail on a surety of $2,000.

Prad did not come forward independently, but was arrested after police received a tip that led them to a property in the Comox Valley.

The tip came in after Bally's wife, Evelyn, along with his two children, made an emotional plea for the driver to turn himself in on Wednesday.

At the property, police say they located Prad and seized a 2003 Ford F350 truck for further examination.

Bally, 48, was struck and killed on Monday by a vehicle that police later identified as a Ford truck based on debris found at the scene.

He was cycling southbound on Highway 19A in Fanny Bay on Vancouver Island at the time of the collision. He was found in a ditch after being reported missing, and declared dead at the hospital.

Google Maps; Fanny Bay, Vancouver Island