July 11, 2013 12:52 pm
Updated: July 11, 2013 12:57 pm

Suspect in deadly hit-and-run involving cyclist turns herself in

Burnaby RCMP say the female suspect in the hit and run death of 72-year old cyclist Ed Simpkins turned herself in Monday, with a lawyer.

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Burnaby RCMP say the female suspect in the hit and run death of a 72-year old cyclist has turned herself in.

Ed Simpkins was riding his bike in Burnaby on the evening of June 30 when he was struck and killed.

Several neighbours witnessed the driver fleeing the scene.

The suspect turned herself in Monday, with a lawyer. She is in her late 20s and a resident of Vancouver.

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She did the right thing and came in earlier this week after seeing media coverage where police and the family appealed to her to come forward. We’re appreciative of her cooperation, and the media’s assistance in this investigation, says Staff Sergeant Major John Buis of the Burnaby RCMP.

Our investigation is ongoing however, and we still need a key witness to come forward, the driver of a four-door hatchback, possibly grey or brown, who we think came across the incident seconds after it occurred around 8:30 pm on June 30.

Her vehicle is now at the Burnaby RCMP detachment and police say it will be weeks before charges are forwarded to Crown.

She has been released on a promise to appear and RCMP say her first court appearance will likely be in November.

RCMP believe Friday’s plea from the family helped to get the driver to come forward.

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