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Driver charged in fatal 2019 hit and run

Anthony Norman Burke will make a first court appearance on Nov. 29
A bouquet of flowers on 98 Avenue in Fort St. John, where two people were killed in a hit and run on Sept. 18, 2019.

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. He has not been found guilty of 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, Alaska Highway News, Local Journalism Initiative. Email Tom at

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