British Columbia

Police question 7 people potentially linked to fatal hit and run

Thirty-year-old Cameron Kerr was fatally struck by a Ford F350 early Sunday morning on Highway 16, leading to a police investigation that now includes seven people.

RCMP investigating after Terrace man struck and killed by a truck Sunday morning

Thirty-year-old Cameron Kerr was found dead by police on Nov. 18, 2018 after being hit by a truck early that morning. His family has made another public appeal for information that could help investigators. (John Symes)

Police have identified and questioned seven people in connection with a fatal hit and run that's left the community of Terrace, B.C., in shock. 

Cameron Kerr, 30, was struck and killed by a Ford F-350 pickup truck early Sunday morning when walking on the shoulder of Highway 16 west of Terrace.

Police said Wednesday they were confident they have identified the suspect vehicle and its driver after discovering a truck with damage and description consistent with what they were looking for.

Seven people have been questioned, according to police. No one has been ruled out as having some connection to the hit and run.

Cpl. Mike Halskov, a spokesperson for B.C. RCMP Traffic Services said two trucks, each towing trailers with boats, were located on Haida Gwaii on Tuesday afternoon following tips from the public. 

The trucks, two boats and three boat trailers have been seized by police. 

Police say one of the boat trailers recovered earlier this week has led them to believe the driver may not have been alone in hiding evidence of the collision.

Police say Kerr was walking on the shoulder of Highway 16 between 3 and 7 a.m. Sunday. (Drive BC)

Halskov also said the damage to the truck that killed Kerr was so extensive, it's likely the driver knew something was wrong. 

"There's no way someone could say that they didn't know they hit somebody or something," he said.

Police say the suspected driver is from the Lower Mainland.

A community in shock

Kerr was involved in many different activities in Terrace, from kayaking to hockey. 

Friend John Symes said it's hard to wrap his head around his death. 

"Everybody in town here is just in a state of shock. He was just loved by so many people," he said, remembering Kerr for his infectious smile. 

Kerr lived in Terrace where he was known for his infectious smile. (Dave Gordon)

Symes said knowing the driver didn't work alone in hiding evidence of the fatal hit and run is sickening.

"I don't know what kind of person could do that."

Police continue to investigate.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Audrey McKinnon is a former host and reporter at CBC Radio. She currently lives in Prince George, B.C. where she works as a writer and artist.

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