03/13/2015 03:09 EDT | Updated 05/13/2015 05:59 EDT

Driver involved in fatal hit and run sought by Surrey RCMP

Surrey RCMP are asking the driver involved in a hit-and-run collision that killed a pedestrian early Thursday morning to come forward.

A 55-year-old man, of no fixed address, was hit by a semi-truck with a white TransX trailer around 3.30 a.m. PT on Bridgeview Drive in Surrey. He later died of his injuries.

The driver has been identified as a 31-year-old man from Surrey, however police are still looking for him and say it is possible the driver didn't realize he had hit someone.

"No matter what your reason was for not stopping, it is always better to come forward and speak with us now as opposed to us tracking you down later," said Sgt. Dale Carr in a statement released by the RCMP.

The trailer and the semi-truck cab involved in the incident are from two different companies, according to the statement. The driver is employed by the company which owns the semi-truck cab.

The investigation is ongoing and criminal charges have not yet been recommended. The victim's family has been notified and his name is not being released out of respect for his relatives.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or to leave a tip.