Vancouver Island hit-and-run killer died on street from toxic drugs: Coroner’s report – BC

A North Vancouver man convicted of killing two motorcyclists on the Marahat Highway in 2010 was found poisoned on the streets of Maple Ridge in December 2020, according to a newly released coroner’s report. died from drugs.

Lucas Ian Brown, 35, was found unresponsive by a passerby on a public sidewalk on December 17, 2020, and was last seen alive by staff at a local business the night before. I was.

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In a report dated May 13, 2022, coroner Debra Reese said BC Ambulance paramedics did not attempt resuscitation because “Brown was apparently dead.”

Baggies, pipes, straws, burnt tin foil with residue, lighters and other drug paraphernalia were found nearby. Toxicological analyzes, on the other hand, found “fentanyl within the range of overlapping therapeutic and lethal concentrations and methamphetamine within the range associated with recreational use.”

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Reese determined that Brown died of mixed illicit drug intoxication, classified his death as accidental, and did not recommend it.

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In November 2011, Brown was sentenced to seven years for four other crimes related to criminal negligence that caused the deaths of Martha Ralph and Lawrence McNee, failure to remain at the scene of the accident, and the crimes before and after the fatal crash. was sentenced to imprisonment. .

On February 20, 2010, Ralph, 56, and his partner Macchnee, 59, were killed in a Malahat after Brown punched them when they made an illegal left turn in a stolen Honda from North Vancouver. I was thrown off my bike on the highway.

McNee was killed instantly while Ralph succumbed to her injuries in the hospital.

Witnesses said the suspect’s driver fled the scene and ran down an embankment near an old cement factory.

In July 2011, a jury found Brown guilty of all seven charges facing him.

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