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2 dead, suspect surrenders

UPDATE: 1:55 p.m.

Two pedestrians were struck and killed Wednesday night in Fort St. John.

Police say a 26-year-old man and a 31-year-woman were pronounced dead at the scene.

The RCMP say a few hours later a suspect they believe was involved in the crash surrendered to police and a vehicle was seized.

The Mounties say both people who were killed were from Fort St. John, but their names won't be released by police.


ORIGINAL: 9:30 a.m.

RCMP in northeastern British Columbia confirm two people have died in what appears to have been a hit and run in Fort St. John.

The detachment says in social media posts that it happened Wednesday evening.

Police say officers were called to a report of a "pedestrian motor vehicle incident" in a busy area of the city.

The suspect vehicle had already left the scene.

The two victims were pronounced dead a short time later.

RCMP say more details are to be released today.



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