Downtown Vancouver fatal collision: Police appeal for Tesla driver to come forward

VANCOUVER Police said on Friday they are looking to speak to the driver of a white Tesla, as investigators believe there is video on the vehicle’s camera that may have captured evidence related to the fatal collision that claimed the life of a 23-month-old girl on Tuesday.

“Detectives have identified a white Tesla that was driving in the same direction as the suspect’s vehicle before the time of the crash,” said Constable Tania Visintin. “Investigators are asking for that person to come forward and speak to police.”

The collision occurred when a black Ford Escape collided with a black McLaren in the intersection of Smithe and Hornby streets at around 6 p.m. on July 6. One of the vehicles mounted the sidewalk and struck a man who was carrying his 23-month-old daughter. The child died immediately and the father was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators believe the white Tesla was driving west on Smithe Street and then made a right turn onto Hornby Street. The vehicle pulled over on Hornby Street until about 6:08 p.m. before it left the area.

Investigators are asking the driver of this vehicle to call VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit at 604-717-3012.

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