Hit-and-run suspects sought

Vernon RCMP continue to investigate a hit-and-run that sent two people to hospital last week.

Const. Kelly Brett said on March 7, police were called to a two-vehicle hit-and-run incident in the area of 39th Avenue and 36th Street.

“It is alleged that a grey Hyundai van struck a grey Honda Civic with the occupants of the van fleeing the scene and leaving the van behind,” said Brett.

Police responded to the area and found the grey van, registered to a 28-year-old Vernon woman, unoccupied.

The two occupants of the Honda Civic were treated for minor injuries by paramedics and taken to hospital as a precaution. 

“Investigators have since learned the registered owner made a report to the RCMP shortly after the incident occurred that her vehicle was allegedly taken without her consent,” said Brett. “The investigation into this matter is ongoing and the registered owner of the van could be facing possible motor vehicle act charges.”

Witness reports also suggest the occupants of the van jumped into a Pontiac Grand Am which left the area.

Anyone with information on the collision and the occupants involved, are urged to contact Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. To remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leave a tip online.

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