Truck stolen from fatal crash

Black Press file

Black Press file

The search is on for a male driver accused of stealing a truck from firefighters at the scene of a fatal vehicle crash near Hope, B.C.

The man crashed his own vehicle Monday afternoon, killing his female passenger. The woman has not been publicly identified, but the coroners service said she was in her 30s.

On Monday at about 3 p.m., officers responded from Fraser Valley Traffic Service and Hope to a crash involving an Equinox SUV and maintenance truck about 10 kilometres east of Hope.

Police have since found the Ford truck but are still on the hunt for the suspect.

According to Mounties, the SUV was believed to be travelling southbound before colliding with the truck.

"The suspect is described as: "Caucasian, about 5'9" to 5'10" tall, with dark, short-cut hair.

A man, suspected of being the driver of Equinox, allegedly left the scene in a white Ford F350 truck stolen from a Good Samaritan who had stopped to help. He is still on the loose and police are telling the public to not approach him but to dial 911 immediately. He is also believed to have a slim waist, broad shoulders, and facial stubble. The suspect was last seen wearing a white and red coloured motorcycle style jacket, and tan coloured shorts.

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).

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