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UPDATE: Hit-and-run driver sought by Chilliwack RCMP

An RCMP officer adjusts a tarp covering the front and passenger side of a black pickup truck as it is loaded onto a tow truck from an apartment building on Monday. The vehicle was located near a fatal hit-and-run on First Avenue Sunday evening in Chilliwack.  - JENNA HAUCK/ PROGRESS
An RCMP officer adjusts a tarp covering the front and passenger side of a black pickup truck as it is loaded onto a tow truck from an apartment building on Monday. The vehicle was located near a fatal hit-and-run on First Avenue Sunday evening in Chilliwack.
— image credit: JENNA HAUCK/ PROGRESS

A 37-year-old Chilliwack man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Sunday as he walked along First Avenue.

Police are releasing few details at this stage of the investigation.

RCMP Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth said the victim was walking east on First Avenue with a female companion at about 7 p.m. when he was hit by an eastbound vehicle, “which fled the scene.”

No description of the vehicle is being released publicly at this time.

However, RCMP were seen Monday hauling away a black pickup truck with out-of-province plates discovered near the scene of the hit-and-run. Police would not say if the truck was part of the investigation.

Hollingsworth said it’s not clear whether the victim died at the scene or later in hospital. The female was not injured, she said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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