March 10, 2016 8:29 am
Updated: March 11, 2016 8:30 am

25-year-old woman dies in hit-and-run crash in Burnaby

WATCH: RCMP need your help finding two people who took off after allegedly barrelling through a red light and crashing into another vehicle in Burnaby, killing one woman. Rumina Daya explains what police found at the scene they're hoping will identify the suspects.

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A young woman is dead after a two-car accident in Burnaby that police say is a hit-and-run.

Officers are appealing to the two people who fled the accident scene to come forward.

Police say a man and a woman were speeding in a dark-coloured Range Rover down Willingdon Avenue just after midnight. It ran a red light and crashed into a red Toyota travelling on Deer Lake Parkway.

Twenty-five-year-old Emily Sheane, who was driving the Toyota, was killed upon impact. She was coming home from work at Joe Fortes in downtown Vancouver.

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A coworker told Global News Sheane has worked there for eight years. She started as a busser and worked her way up to front of house staff. She also did graphic design work on the side. The coworker described Sheane as “artistic, vibrant and always had a smile on her face.”

Burnaby RCMP say that a witness saw a Caucasian woman exiting the suspect vehicle and fleeing the scene. The witness describes the suspect, believed to be in her mid-twenties, as wearing a dark coat, with dirty blonde or light brown hair tied up high into a bun. She may also have facial injuries.

Condolences are pouring in for the young woman on social media – many calling her “talented” and “a beautiful person.”

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Police say it appears the Range Rover was “fraudulently obtained” but are not releasing any other details, other than the fact it was part of a RCMP alert about a week ago.

“The airbags from the suspect vehicle deployed, and the police believe the two people inside this vehicle were injured as a result,” said Cpl. Daniela Panesar with Burnaby RCMP. “It is very likely we will gather DNA evidence from that vehicle so it is only a matter of time before we are able to identify the people involved.”

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“Because of that, we urge them to turn themselves in to police immediately.”

The accident has now been cleared.

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