An arrest was made last weekend in the hit-and-run death of White Rock's Marilyn Laursen.

An arrest was made last weekend in the hit-and-run death of White Rock's Marilyn Laursen.

White Rock hit-and-run suspect arrested leaving store

Two months to the day after the hit-and-run death of White Rock resident Marilyn Laursen, police announced they have made an arrest.

Two months to the day after the hit-and-run death of White Rock resident Marilyn Laursen, police announced an arrest.

Cpl. Annie Linteau, with RCMP’s E Division, said Monday a 19-year-old Surrey man was arrested Saturday and faces six charges in connection with Laursen’s death May 18.

Linteau would not say exactly what led to the arrest, or if the accused owned the car that struck Laursen.

“I can’t say. It’s really part of the investigation,” Linteau said Monday. “He was arrested in Surrey, not at home. He was leaving a store, so, no, he didn’t turn himself in. That’s all I can say about that.”

Laursen, 56, was hit just before 10 p.m., as she crossed Johnston Road at Thrift Avenue.

Just prior to hitting Laursen and leaving the scene, the driver had avoided a police stop. The vehicle involved was found abandoned shortly after, in the area of 160 Street and King George Boulevard, police say.

Kyle Brandon Danyliuk is charged with “fail to stop at the scene of an accident causing death, fail to stop at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm, dangerous driving causing death, dangerous driving causing bodily harm, flight from police causing death and flight from police causing bodily harm.” He is due back in Surrey Provincial Court July 25.

At its peak, the investigation involved about 40 officers. It was led by Surrey RCMP’s serious crime unit, and supported by White Rock RCMP, the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service, Integrated Forensic Identification Services  and other Lower Mainland police units.

Officers “went above and beyond” to bring the file to a resolution, said Bill Fordy, head of Surrey’s serious crime unit. “We were all very pleased to be able to tell Marilyn Laursen’s family that a suspect was charged.”

White Rock RCMP Staff Sgt. Lesli Roseberry said she believes the news will bring a sense of relief to the community.

 

 

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