Police look for vehicle, witnesses in death of homeless man

                       RCMP crest                       By Salim Jiwa

LANGLEY, B.C. – Police were painting a tragic picture early Tuesday morning of the scene of death of a homeless man who appears to have been run over by a vehicle.

Const. Holly Marks said police were called to the scene at 6:45 p.m. Monday by a passing motorist who noticed a body lying in the curb lane of the southbound lanes of 200th Street. The body was found in the 5900-block of 200th Street.

“There is a shopping cart nearby containing miscellaneous items that are perhaps indicative of the deceased being a homeless person,” she said of the middle-aged white male found lying dead on the dark, rain-soaked pavement.

Whoever ran over him either callously failed to stop or just didn’t realize they had run over him, Marks said.

“There was no vehicle debris there anywhere and so it is really possible that he fell down and was run over by a bus or a truck – and not even knowing they hit him,” Marks said in an interview early Tuesday morning.

“There is usually some debris, you know,  grills break, lights break – there is usually something – one of the possibilities they were considering is that he slipped and came under the back wheel of a bus or something,” said Marks as police continued their investigation at the scene early Tuesday.

The coroner is also on the scene at this time. ICARS (Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service) are  in attendance to assist with the investigation.

There are currently no witnesses to the collision, nor do police have a suspect vehicle description, she said.

“Police are requesting the public to take note of vehicles with new front end damage,” she said.

Anyone who witnessed this collision or may have information about a suspect vehicle is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200 to assist with this investigation.

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