71-year-old pedestrian dies in Burnaby hit-and-run
Witnesses say the man was not in a marked crosswalk when he was struck
UPDATE, June 14, 2019: Burnaby RCMP say they have identified the driver of the semi-trailer involved in the crash. The driver is co-operating with police. No charges have been laid. RCMP have also corrected the pedestrian's age to 71.
Burnaby RCMP say a pedestrian has been killed in a hit-and-run on Marine Way near Boundary Road.
The 71-year-old man was declared dead at the scene. Witnesses say he was not in a marked crosswalk when he was struck.
Police say they have yet to find the vehicle of interest: a semi-trailer that was carrying a dark red shipping container.
A witness said the truck driver stopped briefly after the collision, then continued travelling eastbound on Marine Way.
The area around the busy intersection remains closed to traffic and police are asking motorists to avoid the area through the evening commute.
Anyone with information about the semi-truck or dashcam footage that could be of help is asked to contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999.
Traffic Update: Marine Way - east of Boundary Road remains closed as we continue our investigation. Please plan another route for your afternoon / evening commute. Further updates on reopening of Marine Way will be provided as they become available.—@BurnabyRCMP