Charges from a hit and run that killed two in 2019 have been approved

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC Prosecution Services has approved charges in relation to a hit and run in 2019 that k…

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC Prosecution Services has approved charges in relation to a hit and run in 2019 that killed two people in Fort St. John.

On September 18, 2019, Fort St John RCMP responded to a report of a single vehicle collision where the driver struck two pedestrians before leaving the scene in the 10100 block of 98th Ave.

A 26-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman were pronounced dead at the scene.

Anthony Norman Burke has been charged with two counts of failing to stop after an accident causing death and make his first court appearance on November 29th.

The RCMP report all on-duty officers including the Crime Reduction Unit and Drug Section members flooded the scene along with two RCMP Collision Reconstructionists.

Burke eventually turned himself into police around 10 p.m. the same night and his vehicle was seized.

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