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Police seek help in solving fatal Highway 7 hit and run

A man in his 70s was found dead Sept. 21, police say he was hit by a truck four days prior
Police believe the following truck was involved in a hit and run on Sept. 18 near Ruby Creek. (RCMP photo)

Police are asking the public for further information about a truck involved in a fatal hit-and-run near Ruby Creek Sept. 18.

A motorcycle driver in his seventies was found on deceased near Ruby Creek along Highway 7 Sept. 21. He has since been identified by friends on Facebook as Michael “Speedy” Christiansen, a man thought to be tied to the Kelowna chapter of the Hells Angels. Police closed off the highway for nearly eight hours while investigating his death, which they said happened four days earlier.

Police have determined the hit and run happened sometime on the afternoon on Sept. 18. “The motorcyclist was eastbound on Highway 7 near Sq’ewa:lxw Road…when he was struck by a pickup truck which fled the scene,” Cpl. Mike Halskov with the RCMP’s traffic services stated in a news release Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Police have since recovered the truck they believe was involved in the hit and run and are looking to speak with the vehicle’s owner. They are asking anyone who recognizes the truck or knows who was driving at the time of the crash, to contact RCMP.

RCMP are also asking drivers with dash cam footage, or other information that might help their investigation, to contact Fraser Valley Traffic Services in Chilliwack at 604-702-4039 and state file number 2020-39879.

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