Hit-and-run driver kills teen
Update -- June 26
A 62-year-old man has been arrested for the hit-and-run crash that killed a young motorcyclist in Surrey.
Kevin Dhillon, 16, died after a silver Honda Accord turned left in front of his bike Tuesday night at 96th Avenue and 123A Street.
Mounties said the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot after driving about a block away from the crash scene.
Police have now announced the unnamed driver was arrested at his home late Wednesday, hours before a memorial for Dhillon was held at Holland Park.
The suspect now faces charges of criminal negligence causing death and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.
The man is cooperating with police and has been released until his first court appearance.
Original story -- June 26
Police are searching for the driver involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed a 16-year-old motorcyclist Tuesday night in Surrey.
According to CTV Vancouver, Witnesses said a silver Honda Accord turned left in front of the teenager’s motorcycle at the intersection of 96th Avenue and 123A Street and the two vehicles collided.
“The bang, it was like a bomb going off and my husband said 'that can't be good,” said Lorraine Tomic.
She and her husband found the young man at the scene. He was pronounced dead in hospital not long after the crash.
Police have yet to release the identity of the young man, but CTV Vancouver says he has been identified on social media as Kevin Dhillon.
According to RCMP, the Accord driver drove another block before abandoning the car and fleeing on foot.
“Once again, by leaving the scene of an accident, a driver has elevated a motor vehicle act investigation to a criminal matter,” Cpl. Bert Paquet said in a statement.
“Obviously, the vehicle and documents left behind provides our officers with physical evidence that will be crucial.”
Police dogs were brought to the scene, but were unable to track down a suspect. They are working on getting a description and to contact the registered owner of the car.
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