Police are hunting for a semi-truck after a fatal hit and run on the Surrey-Langley border early Wednesday morning.
At about 3:10 a.m., a large truck with no trailer slammed into a pedestrian in the 19500 block of the Langley Bypass, just on the Surrey side of the municipal border.
The truck was in the curb lane and headed eastbound into Langley when it hit the man, said Cpl. Drew Grainger, spokesperson for the Surrey RCMP.
The truck did not stop.
Witnesses at the scene said the pedestrian appeared to be in the roadway at the time of the hit and run, Grainger said. It is still early in the investigation, he noted, and he could not say if the man was trying to cross the road at the time.
The victim is a 37-year-old man, whose name has not been released as police were still working Wednesday morning to contact his family.
Grainger could not say where the man lived.
The Surrey Criminal Collision Investigation Team and the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) worked together to examine the scene and determine exactly what happened, said Grainger.
The road was closed from shortly after the time of the accident to just after 8 a.m. to all traffic west of Fraser Highway, in both directions.
Police are looking for the truck, described as an older model semi with a largely blue paint job with some silver paint, especially on the back of the vehicle.
Anyone who has seen the truck or knows where it or the driver are can call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
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