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62-year-old arrested in fatal hit-and-run

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Surrey RCMP have arrested a 62-year-old Surrey man in relation to a fatal hit-and-run motorcycle collision that killed a 16-year-old on Tuesday.

The collision occurred June 24 at 96 Avenue and 123A Street.

The motorcyclist, Kevin Dhillon, was taken to hospital but died of his injuries.

The suspect was arrested Wednesday afternoon at his residence and is facing charges of criminal negligence causing death and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

The suspect is cooperating with police and has been released from custody.

"Although we are still in the early stages of what will be a lengthy criminal investigation, the arrest of the driver is obviously crucial to its success. We also hope that it helps bring closure to the victim’s family and loved ones,” said Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet.

In the coming months investigators with the Surrey RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigation Team will be collecting additional evidence including mechanical, engineer, and reconstructionist reports, video surveillance, and multiple witness statements before charge approval from Crown counsel can be obtained.

Anyone with further information who has not already spoken to police is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

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