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Charges laid in hit-and-run that killed Burnaby South grad

19-year-old Vancouver man arrested at his home Thursday
A 19-year-old sustained life-threatening injuries in a hit-and-run at Macpherson Avenue and Marine Drive on March 26. He later died.

A 19-year-old Vancouver man has been arrested in relation to the March 26 hit-and-run that killed 19-year-old Burnaby South Secondary School grad Damien Seguin.

Burnaby RCMP officers arrested the suspect at his Vancouver residence today (May 12) and seized the vehicle believed to have been involved in the fatal crash, according to a police news release.  

Charges will be forwarded to the B.C. Prosecution Service, and the investigation is ongoing, the release said.

Emergency crews were called to Macpherson Avenue and Marine Drive at about 12:20 a.m. on March 26 for a report of a pedestrian-involved collision, according to police reports at the time.

At the scene, they found a 19-year-old male, later identified as Seguin, who had been hit by a car.

He was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries but died several days later.

Police later said it appeared there had been a confrontation between people from three different vehicles before the crash.

“At one point, pepper spray was deployed. Shortly thereafter, our 19-year-old victim exited one of these vehicles, at which point he was struck by the suspect vehicle,” RCMP Cpl. Brett Cunningham said in an earlier news release.

That vehicle immediately fled the scene, according to police.

A golf club was also recovered at the scene.

Cunningham said investigators believed the confrontation between the three vehicles had begun elsewhere and ended near Macpherson Avenue and Marine Drive.

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