Abbotsford Police continue to seek witnesses to fatal pedestrian collision

ABBOTSFORD Police Major Crime detectives continue to seek witnesses to the fatal collision involving a dark SUV and an elderly South Asian man on August 20 at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Abbotsford Emergency Services responded to a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian in the 32600-block of Marshall Road.  A newer model SUV-type vehicle struck a 77-year-old South Asian male who was walking on the roadway. 

The pedestrian, who was transported to hospital by BC Ambulance Service, succumbed to his injuries in hospital on August 21 morning. 

The registered owner of the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run came in to meet with Abbotsford Police Major Crime detectives, police announced on August 21 night.

Specifically, police are seeking to speak to the driver of the van pictured here. This light-colored van, possibly white, with business signage on the rear and a dark mark on the passenger side door, was travelling eastbound on Marshall Road, heading towards Emerson Street. It is likely this van crossed paths with the vehicle involved in this collision.

Investigators would also like to speak to a South Asian female who was walking westbound on the north side of Marshall Road at the time of the collision. This woman was wearing a light coloured South Asian suit with short sleeves.

Abbotsford Police Detectives are asking witnesses to come forward to help provide further evidence in this investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text the department at 22973 (abbypd) or call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.