Police appeal to truck driver in fatal Squamish hit-and-run crash
Police in the Sea to Sky region are seeking witnesses after a driver hit and killed a woman and injured another then fled the scene.
The driver ran away and remains outstanding. A man associated to the truck was located and questioned soon after the collision, but investigators say they didn’t get enough information to hold him in custody and he was released.
One woman, 44-year-old Gurpreet Sangha, died in hospital two weeks after the crash, while the other woman has since been released from hospital.
“We have lost a sister, wife, daughter, a mother of two teens, friend and beloved family member,” said a spokesperson for the family at a press conference on Thursday. “We the family are grieving the loss … and lives have changed since the incident.
“We seek justice for Gurpreet, and would never want anyone else to go through this kind of pain due to a tragic and unnecessary incident. Thank you all for supporting us in these extremely difficult times.”