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Woman dies in hit-and-run in Nanaimo, B.C.

The RCMP logo is seen outside the force's 'E' division headquarters in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 16, 2023. RCMP in Nanaimo are seeking witnesses to a fatal hit-and-run on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

A woman has died in Nanaimo, B.C., after being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run incident.

Nanaimo RCMP said a 90-year-old woman was on Cedar Road, near Bennie Road, when she was hit at 8:50 p.m. on Saturday.

A passing motorist located the woman lying on the roadway and called 911. She was pronounced dead at the scene, despite life-saving efforts from BC Emergency Health Services.

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Investigators have determined the incident to be a pedestrian hit-and-run.

“Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the driver and vehicle involved,” Const. Gary O’Brien said.

“Investigators are also asking for any motorists who were in the area between 8 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.24, 2024, to check their dash cam video.”

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.

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