Celebration of life service planned for five-year-old killed in crash

A celebration of life service is planned for James Christian McIntosh, who was killed after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
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PENTICTON - A celebration of life will be held this weekend for five-year-old James Christian McIntosh, who was killed after being struck by a truck earlier this week.

The service will be held at St. Anne Church at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20. The public is welcome to attend.

The Holy Cross School Grade 1 student was killed Tuesday, Sept. 15, after being hit in a crosswalk at the intersection of Fairview Road and Highway 97. He had been out cycling with his father and older brother.

Local RCMP officer Ace Stewart was off-duty Tuesday when the truck he was driving, his personal vehicle, struck McIntosh. 

According to Independent Investigations Officer Ralph Krenz, Stewart was making a right turn off Green Mountain Road at the time.

Because Stewart is an RCMP member the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is involved in the investigation. Lower Mainland District RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Annie Linteau confirms Stewart is now on administrative leave.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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