Man hit by pickup and killed in Keremeos identified

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KEREMEOS – The identity of the young man hit and killed while crossing the highway near Keremeos last weekend has been released.

Samuel Houle, 20, of Quebec was walking across Highway 3, just south of the intersection with Highway 3A, Sunday night, April 17, when he was struck by a pickup truck, according to a media release from the B.C. Coroners Service. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The coroner says Houle had just arrived in Keremeos for summer employment.

RCMP have said alcohol and speed are not considered factors in the accident as their investigation continues.

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