Update: Family of fatal hit and run victim speaks out

Sister of Daniel Patrick McAuley wants the driver responsible for his death to do the right thing

Daniel Patick McAuley has been identified as the victim of the fatal hit-and-run crash in Langley on Dec. 20. The 44-year-old was apparently walking home when he was struck and killed.

The sister of Daniel Patrick McAuley wants the driver responsible for his death to do the right thing and turn themselves in.

“We just want some answers,” Janet Nilssen told CTV News.

The 44-year-old McAuley was walking home around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20, when he was struck and killed in the 2900 block of 200 Street in a quiet residential area close to where he lived.

His body was discovered by a passing motorist.

Weather and visibility conditions were poor at the time.

There is no sidewalk on that stretch of 200 Street, but there are street lights.

One witness said she saw a vehicle turn around and come back to the crash scene, only to leave again.

“How could you leave somebody there?” Nilssen asked.

“You don’t even know what condition they’re in. I just can’t even imagine. It’s cruel.”

McAuley was a long-time Save-On Foods employee who adored his dogs and loved music, Nilssen said.

He was a part of a close-knit family who is facing a Christmas without him.

“The next few days are going to be hard,” Nilssen said.

“It won’t be the same without him.”

Langley RCMP said a Toyota Camry manufactured between 2007 and 2011 is believed to be responsible for the fatal collision.

The suspect vehicle will have damage to the front passenger side.

Police came to that conclusion after examining parts of the car left at the scene of the crash.

Anyone with information that might assist with the investigation is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

To remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit  www.solvecrime.ca or text BCTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637).

A memorial service for McAuley will be held Dec. 30 at Good Shepherd Church.

 

– with files from CTV News

 

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