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Police are searching for a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash that took place in Chemainus on Sunday night.

According to North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP, the incident occurred on February 14th at approximately 7:30 p.m. in the 9900 block of Chemainus Road.

After receiving reports of the collision, first responders arrived to find the man lying just off of the road.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP say he was killed immediately after being struck and the driver left the scene before they arrived.

“North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are working alongside the Integrated Forensic Identification Services, and Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) to determine all the circumstances leading up to this incident and to locate those responsible,” said BC RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Chris Manseau.

Investigators are asking anyone who witnessed the incident, or those who may have dashcam footage to contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.

“This is a busy section of road, and even though the weather wasn’t great, investigators feel there was enough traffic for someone to have seen or heard something that can assist the investigation,” said Manseau.

The identity of the deceased was not released due to privacy concerns.

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