The Fort St. John RCMP are continuing to investigate a hit and run that claimed the life of a 14 year-old Fort St. John boy.
The Fort St. John RCMP are still searching for the vehicle involved in the hit and run. The RCMP still believe the vehicle is red and a mid to larger sized model. The vehicle style appears to be “boxy” and may have damage on the passenger side.
Cst. Passarell says the parents are heartbroken by the loss of their only child. “They are urging every parent to love their children and ensure that they are safe when they are out riding their bikes. The parents are pleading with the driver of the vehicle to turn themselves into Police. “
Several community members have already come together to support the grieving family. Two different groups are organizing fundraisers to help pay for the teen’s funeral. You can make a donation the Fort St. John branch of the Bank of Montreal or you can donate at McElhanney Geomatics on 72nd street.
Friends of the family say the father of the teen, was recently laid-off and will need help with the funeral.
Several areas in the community have also been seen graffiti calling for the driver of the vehicle to turn him/her self in. Graffiti on the North Peace Cultural Centre said “A child gone. Turn yourself in. Break 4 the child.”
Members of the Criminal Crash Investigation Team have taken over the investigation and are asking anyone who may have witnessed this collision or who may have been driving or walking in the area on Tuesday, May 11 at 7:30 pm, to contact Police at 250-787-8140. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppersfsj.ca
Below is a copy of the story on Global BC Thursday night