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Police suing driver in Squamish hit-and-run accident

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Police in the Sea to Sky area are looking for witnesses after a driver fled the scene after striking a woman to death and injuring another.

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Shortly after 11:30 p.m. on September 2, a hit-and-run accident occurred near Pemberton and Cleveland Avenues in Squamish when a truck tumbled onto the sidewalk, crashed through a chain link fence, and killed two people at a bus stop. woman.

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The driver escapes and remains conspicuous. A man associated with the truck was found and questioned shortly after the crash, but investigators said they were not given enough information to take him into custody and were released.

One woman, 44-year-old Gurpreet Sangha, died in hospital two weeks after the crash, while the other was discharged.

Gurupreet Sangha, 44, died in hospital two weeks after a hit-and-run accident in Squamish on September 2, 2022. Photo by Squamish RCMP

“We have lost a sister, wife, daughter, two teenage mothers, friends and beloved family members,” a family spokesperson said at a press conference Thursday. “Our family mourns the loss…and life has changed since the incident.

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“We seek justice for Grupreit and never want anyone else to go through such pain because of a tragic and unnecessary incident. Thank you to everyone who has supported us.”

Rakbir Saran, advocate for victims' bereaved families.
Rakbir Saran, advocate for victims’ bereaved families. Photo by Francis Georgian /PNG

A police officer in charge of the Sea to Sky Regional Police Service. Robert Dykstra also appealed to drivers for “moral” reasons.

“This tragedy has had a huge impact on families and communities, devastating both physically and emotionally,” Dykstra said, telling truck drivers to “do the right thing and call the police.” I urged him to do it.

The Squamish RCMP is asking anyone who can identify the driver or who saw the crash to contact investigators at 604-892-6120.

The crash site on the corner of Pemberton and Cleveland Avenues in Squamish.
The crash site on the corner of Pemberton and Cleveland Avenues in Squamish. Photo by Francis Georgian /PNG

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Police suing driver in Squamish hit-and-run accident

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