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Comox Valley RCMP looking for people who talked to cyclist killed in hit-and-run incident


Comox Valley RCMP are seeking more information as they continue their investigation into the fatal hit-and-run incident that occurred in early February.

In a recent police update, RCMP confirmed the victim of the hit-and-run to be Rodney Kelly, and investigators are specifically hoping to speak with anyone that talked to Kelly before his death on the evening of February 8th in Cumberland.

Police are also asking anyone that traveled along the Comox Valley Parkway between the hours of 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. to provide any available dashcam footage from the night of February 8th.

Kelly was discovered around 10:56 p.m. on February 8th by a passerby who called 911, on the Comox Valley Parkway near Minto Road.

Despite the best efforts of bystanders and paramedics, the man succumbed to his injuries after being transported to the hospital.

The incident has since led to the arrest of 45-year-old Steven Squires of Cumberland, who 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.

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