Burnaby South Secondary grad dies of injuries after Friday hit-and-run

Teen dies after hit-and-run

A 19-year-old Burnaby South Secondary School grad has died of injuries sustained in a hit-and-run after a possible confrontation between people in three different vehicles last week, according to Burnaby RCMP.

Emergency crews were called to Macpherson Avenue and Marine Drive at about 12:20 a.m. on Friday for a report of a pedestrian-involved collision, according to police.

At the scene, they found a 19-year-old male who had been hit by a car.

He was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries but died yesterday, according to Burnaby RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Brett Cunningham.

A GoFundMe campaign has identified the victim as Damien Seguin, a recent Burnaby South Secondary grad who had just turned 19, according to the post.

“He had so much more life to live,” read a statement by his mother, Nicole Seguin. “He graduated, had just got his first job, he was doing so well...... until tragedy struck. We had so much hope for him to come back to us, but he couldn't endure anymore.”

In a news release last week, Cunningham said investigators believe there had been a confrontation between people from three different vehicles before the crash.

“At one point, pepper spray was deployed. Shortly thereafter, our 19-year-old victim exited one of these vehicles, at which point he was struck by the suspect vehicle,” Cunningham said.

That vehicle immediately fled the scene, according to police.

Cunningham said investigators believe the confrontation between the three vehicles had begun elsewhere and ended near Macpherson Avenue and Marine Drive.

He said police recovered a golf club at the scene.

“We’re still trying to determine exactly how that played into this whole confrontation,” he said.

Cunningham said there was no information at this time to suggest the incident was gang related.

The suspect vehicle is described as a light coloured sedan with possible front-end damage.

There were three occupants in the vehicle at the time of the crash, including two believed to be of Asian descent, according to Cunningham.

“We’re looking for people to come forward and provide us with information to help us piece this together,” Cunningham said.

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