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Alleged driver comes forward in hit and run that killed Vancouver man

Police received a call around 3 a.m. PT Thursday from a passerby who reported discovering a man suffering from serious injuries on Kingsway near Glen Drive. They now say a 54-year-old man has come forward and his vehicle has been seized.

Police say 54-year-old suspect has been released 'pending further investigation'

Police investigate the scene of a hit-and-run at Kingsway and Glen Drive early Thursday morning. (Cory Correia/CBC)

A 54-year-old man has come forward as the driver allegedly involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision that killed a 39-year-old Vancouver man Thursday morning, police say.

Police received a call around 3 a.m. PT Thursday from a passerby who reported discovering a man suffering from serious injuries on Kingsway near Glen Drive.

"We're not sure how long the man had been there for," said Sgt. Jason Robillard at a news conference Thursday.

Robillard said investigators believe the vehicle was travelling east on Kingsway when it hit the man.

The victim died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Robillard earlier said police believed the person was not coming forward and would "likely try to hide their vehicle."

Later Thursday, however, police issued a statement revealing that the alleged driver had come forward and collision investigators have seized his vehicle.

"The 54-year-old driver in this case eventually did the right thing by coming forward," Robillard said in a statement. "He has been released pending further investigation. Charges will be determined once a thorough investigation has been completed."

Vancouver police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the Collision Investigation Unit at 604-717-3012 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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