North Vancouver police search for vehicle that killed dog

North Vancouver RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying a vehicle after its driver allegedly hit a dog Friday morning.

On May 17, police received a call about a dog that was hit by a “commercial vehicle” at the intersection of West 3rd Street and Forbes Avenue around 11 a.m.

Police say a leashed dog and his walker were waiting to cross the intersection when a turning vehicle, described as a “dump truck,” jumped the curb and struck the dog.

In a statement Tuesday, the RCMP confirmed: “Sadly, the dog named Sweety did not survive his injuries.”

The truck reportedly did not stop after the collision and continued south on Forbes Avenue.

“Sweety’s owners are devastated by the loss of their pet,” said Const. Mansur Sahak.

“Our investigation is ongoing and it is too early to know whether the driver intentionally fled the scene or had any knowledge of the collision at the time of the incident.”

If you were driving or walking in the area at the time of the incident and have information or dash cam footage, investigators ask you to call 604-985-1311 and quote file #24-9578.