Parksville man, 32, killed in suspected hit-and-run

A 32-year-old Parksville man is dead following a suspected hit- and-run early Saturday.

Oceanside RCMP said they were contacted at 2:40 a.m. by a driver who discovered the body in the middle of the road on Hirst Avenue at McMillan Street in Parksville.

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Police say it appears the man was struck by a vehicle and the driver fled the scene.

Several witnesses from nearby apartments reported hearing a loud crash and a thump shortly before police received the call.

RCMP called in a collision reconstructionist to aid in the investigation.

Police are gathering evidence and looking for a possible suspect.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 250-248-6111 immediately, or contact Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous.

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