The BC Coroners Service has confirmed that woman in her 30s has died as a result of a crash on Hwy. 3 Monday afternoon.
At about 3 p.m., Fraser Valley Traffic Service and Hope RCMP received reports of a collision between a maintenance truck and an Equinox SUV 10 kilometres east of Hope.
When they arrived on scene, RCMP found an Equinox SUV passenger dead and suspect that the SUV’s driver left the scene in a white Ford F350 truck stolen from a passerby who stopped to help the victims of the crash.
Police have since found the Ford truck but are still on the hunt for the suspect.
He is described as a 5’9 – 5’10 Caucasian male with short dark hair and stubble, wearing a red and white motorcycle-style hacket and tan coloured shorts.
According to Cst. Melissa Wutke, the suspect is believed to have travelled east towards Hope in the Ford truck before abandoning it. He is still on the loose and police are telling the public to not approach him but to dial 911 immediately.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fraser Valley Traffic Service RCMP at 604-702-4039, Hope RCMP at 604-869-7750 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).