Driver charged in fatal 2019 hit and run

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Charges have been laid in a fatal hit and run that killed two people in Fort St. John in 2019.

Anthony Norman Burke has been charged with two counts of failing to stop after an accident causing death, after a 26-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman were hit and killed on 98 Avenue on Sept. 18, 2019.

The BC Prosecution Service confirmed that Burke is not in custody, but will make a first appearance on Nov. 29 in Fort St. John court to face the charges.

All on-duty RCMP officers, along with the crime reduction and drug unit members, flooded the 10100 block of 98 Avenue around 7 p.m. after a report that a vehicle had struck two pedestrians and fled the scene. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect later turned himself into police several hours later, with his vehicle being seized.

The investigation concluded this past July.

Tom Summer, Local Journalism Initiative, Alaska Highway News

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