Suspect identified in overnight hit and run

16-year-old local man has been identified as the suspect

COMOX VALLEY RCMP investigated an overnight hit-and-run on Dyke/Comox Road early Thursday.

Comox Valley RCMP have located a suspect vehicle in the hit and run collision from Wednesday night, which injured a woman and closed Comox/Dyke Road for half a day Thursday morning.

Police identified the suspect as a local 16-year-old man. Charges of fail to stop at the scene of an accident and dangerous driving causing bodily harm, both Criminal Code offences, are being requested.

The vehicle has since been seized and is being thoroughly examined.

While we have identified a suspect, we are continuing to gather information. We would like to thank those who have come forward and also ask that people continue to report any information which may pertain to this crime, said Const. Nicole Hall.

The victim remains in hospital at this time.

Comox Valley RCMP

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