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Elderly woman killed in early morning hit and run

Const. Kris Clark briefs reporters on the hit and run death that occurred in downtown Kelowna Sunday morning.
November 24, 2014 - 10:48 AM
KELOWNA - An elderly woman died as a result of an early morning hit and run in an alley in downtown Kelowna Sunday.
 
Julie Gillespie, 83, was walking home on Doyle Avenue at around 1:15 a.m. when she was struck by a driver who also lives in the area.
 
Const. Kris Clark says the woman was found alive but seriously injured and died in hospital at around 2 a.m.
 
The driver, a 71-year-old Kelowna woman, was arrested around 9 p.m. Sunday night and remains in custody.
 
Anyone with information that may help police are asked to contact RCMP at 250-762-3300.
 
The alley in which Julie Gillespie's, 83, body was found early in the morning on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014.
The alley in which Julie Gillespie's, 83, body was found early in the morning on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan (with permission)
 
To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.
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