Police search for second driver in hit and run
Published Thursday, February 21, 2013 6:14AM MST
Last Updated Thursday, February 21, 2013 5:44PM MST
Calgary Police have charged a man in connection to a fatal hit and run that killed a woman on Wednesday morning and are still looking for the driver of a second vehicle.
Steven Jonathan Vanasse, 24, of Calgary, has been charged with hit and run causing death.
Vanasse contacted police about an hour after 56-year-old Wong Shuk Yee was struck and killed as she was crossing the road.
Wong was struck by two vehicles as she walked in a marked crossing at the intersection of Sandstone Drive and Berkshire Blvd. N.W. at about 6:55 a.m.
Police are still looking for the second vehicle involved in the crash and believe Wong was dragged several metres by the vehicle.
Investigators are looking for a dark-coloured sedan with damage to the lower part of the front bumper.
Sgt. Colin Foster with the Traffic Unit says that they want to speak with the driver involved to learn all the circumstances of the incident.
“Without speaking to them, we can only assume the worst that's why we have to speak to the drivers, the two who swerved around her in the road and the car that made the second strike, so we can speak to the Wong family and put their minds at rest,” said Foster. “We believe the vehicle pushed the deceased out of the way on the road. So, anyone that has information about a vehicle or vehicles in this condition, please come forward.”
Police hope that their operation on Thursday morning will uncover something about the incident.
"We do have a number of people who have come forward with information at this time."
Anyone who is involved in a traffic incident involving a pedestrian is required by law to remain on scene to speak with police.
Foster says that it is possible that there could be no charges for the second driver, had they stayed at the scene. "If you're involved in a collision, remain on scene."
An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.