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67-year-old man dead after being struck and then run over by a second vehicle, say Vancouver police

By Amy Libby, Columbian Web Editor
Published: January 29, 2024, 8:24am

A man was killed Sunday night when he was struck by a vehicle in east Vancouver and then run over by a second vehicle that fled the scene, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

About 6:50 p.m., a 67-year-old man was crossing Fourth Plain Boulevard near the intersection with 137th Street. He was not in a crosswalk, police said.

The driver of an eastbound pickup did not see the pedestrian and struck him. The pickup driver stopped, causing traffic to back up on Fourth Plain.

“A car pulled out of the line of traffic, swerved past the stopped vehicles and ran over the victim, who was lying in the roadway, before fleeing the scene,” Vancouver police said in a Monday morning statement.

The Vancouver Fire Department and AMR arrived on scene within minutes, the police department said. Emergency responders found bystanders performing CPR in the middle of the road, but paramedics declared the man dead.

The hit-and-run vehicle is described as a dark-colored sedan.

No other details were released.

The Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit is continuing the investigation.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect that police and fire arrived on scene at 6:55 p.m. Sunday. An incorrect time had been provided to The Columbian.