“If they have any kind of conscience, really, come forward and own up.”
Those words from the heartbroken father of the skateboarder killed early this morning in a Vancouver hit and run.
Terry Barron says his son, Ryan, was loved by many in his hometown of Windsor, Ontario.
“His whole life he was very involved here in Windsor, when he lived here, in the skateboarding community and the music community that goes along with it. He promoted shows.”
Vancouver Police say Barron was skateboarding with a friend near Heather Street and 52nd around 2:30 this morning when he was hit by a car.
The driver fled off and Barron died of his injuries a short time later in hospital.
Sergeant Randy Fincham says investigators are now trying to track the suspect vehicle down.
“We are looking for a silver Mitsubishi car, it does have fresh damage on the front driver side of the vehicle. We don’t know why the driver fled the scene, there is enough damage to the vehicle to lead us to believe does know that he or she hit somebody.”
Police say the cause of the crash is not yet known but the driver is encourage to come forward.
Meanwhile, tributes from friends and members of the skateboard and music community have been pouring in through social media.