“There was a call from the vehicle’s owner at the dealership, he said ‘I didn’t see it as a collision, I just heard it.’ I’m not sure why he didn’t want to contact law enforcement,” B.C. deputy police chief Paul Scoffin said on Monday.
Police were called to a collision on Highway 101 between the Richmond and Burnaby areas around 11 a.m. on Sunday.
“There was a call from the vehicle’s owner at the dealership, he said ‘I didn’t see it as a collision, I just heard it.’ I’m not sure why he didn’t want to contact law enforcement,” B.C. deputy police chief Paul Scoffin said on Monday.Related “We have not been involved with any reports that were contained in that call from the individual who was at the dealership.”
Scoffin said a surveillance video of the collision has been issued.
“We are hoping to make some arrests in this case. We have a small criminal investigation process underway that we are utilising from a very aggressive perspective. This individual has access to a vehicle, he has been a witness to this collision and he would have seen the vehicle in the collision scene,” Scoffin said.
The collision resulted in the death of 63-year-old Jeff Rossdale of Richmond, and it is believed the driver of the vehicle ran a red light and struck the victim, Scoffin said.
Another motorist in a vehicle with a minivan ejected through the windshield escaped with minor injuries.
Scoffin said the collision may have been caused by “human error” or design defects with the vehicle.
An autopsy is scheduled to take place on Monday.