Squamish RCMP are asking the driver of the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run that claimed a local woman’s life to come forward and contact the police.
Gurpreet Sangha, a 44 years old local woman, died on September 16 while the second woman injured in the accident has since been released from the hospital. The accident happened on September 2 at about 11:35 pm when a man driving a truck near Pemberton and Cleveland Avenue flipped over a sidewalk, went through a chain link fence, and hit the two women waiting for a bus at the bus stop on Cleveland Avenue, across from the BMO bank.
The man ran away from the scene and remains outstanding, though police had arrested him the night of the incident. Police didn’t say whether he was impaired or whether officers did a sobriety test before setting him free that night.
The Sea to Sky General Investigation Section (GIS), a specialized section that investigates serious crimes, is actively investigating the incident, and the investigation is progressing, as officers continue to gather evidence. Victim Services is providing support to family and those effected by this incident. Police are aware there are witnesses who have yet to come forward, and are appealing to them to contact the local detachment.
“This tragedy has had a significant impact on the family and community, and has been physically and emotionally devastating,” said Inspector Robert Dykstra, Officer in Charge of the Sea to Sky Regional Police Service. “Our investigation team works with dedication and commitment to fact-find as we ask witnesses to reach out, and for the truck driver to do the right thing and speak with police.”
Squamish RCMP asks anyone with any information regarding the above file to contact Constable Pratheep Thavarajah at 604-549-7053 or email him at Pratheep.Thavarajah@rcmp-grc.gc.ca