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Suspect sought after woman killed in Duncan hit-and-run on Trans-Canada Highway

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North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP say they are investigating a hit-and-run collision that claimed the life of a woman last night. 

According to police, the incident occurred on Thursday, April 18th at around 9:50 p.m. on the stretch of Highway 1 between Green Road and Beverly Street in Duncan.

Police say the woman who was struck by a vehicle was confirmed dead at the scene by the BC Coroners Service after paramedics attempted to save her life unsuccessfully. 

The suspect vehicle was not located at the scene, making this an alleged hit-and-run case.

The woman who was struck and killed has not yet been identified, according to police. 

The Trans-Canada Highway was closed for several hours while forensic evidence was gathered to try to determine who the woman was, who may have hit her and what occurred to cause her death. 

As of this publication, that stretch of highway has been reopened to the public.  

Now, police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver and vehicle involved. 

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are requesting motorists who were driving in that area between 9 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. last night to check their dash cam video for any relevant information. 

Anyone who has information on this incident should contact North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at (250) 748-5522.

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Curtis Blandy
curtis@victoriabuzz.com

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