A 45-year-old man has been charged with murder after a hit-and-run incident left a cyclist dead.
Just before 11 p.m., on February 8th, a passerby discovered an injured cyclist on the Comox Valley Parkway near Minto Road and called 911 immediately.
Despite the best efforts of bystanders and paramedics, the man succumbed to his injuries after being transported to the hospital.
The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) took conduct of the investigation were able to identify the suspect’s vehicle two days later, on Saturday, after issuing a call to the public for assistance.
On Monday morning, RCMP confirmed that they have arrested the driver, 45-year-old Steven Squires of Cumberland, on Saturday, February 10th, in the Comox Valley.
Squires has been charged with first-degree murder and failure to stop after an accident causing death.
According to Canada’s Criminal Code, first-degree murder is defined as the “planned and deliberate death of another person.”
Police said he remains in custody.
Due to the ongoing investigation, RCMP said no further details would be released.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the VIIMCU information line at 250-380-6211.