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Pedestrian had been drinking before highway collision

23-year-old Danny Noble was struck by a car and killed near Armstrong last spring.
Image Credit: SOURCE/ Dan Noble Facebook page
June 12, 2013 - 5:11 PM

ARMSTRONG — A young Enderby man had been drinking in the hours before he was hit by a car and killed last spring, a coroner's report says.

Danny James Noble, 23, had a blood alcohol level of 0.10 per cent, which coroner Andrew Cave said is "considered a moderate to heavy level of intoxication" in his report on the death.

It was around 10:30 p.m. April 17, 2012 when Noble was walking in the right hand lane about 2 km north of Armstrong where the road slims from two lanes into one.

"It was very dark with no artificial lightings and it was raining," Cave said. "Mr. Noble was wearing dark clothing."

He was struck by a northbound Chevrolet pickup truck and thrown on the grass shoulder. The driver pulled over at the first available intersection, returned to the scene and called 911.

Due to a lack of evidence, it was impossible to determine how fast the Chevrolet was going in the 90 km/h zone. All the traffic analyst could say was it was travelling a mimimum of 54-56 km/h.

Cave said Noble died of multiple traumatic injuries due to a motor vehicle/pedestrian incident. He classified the death as accidental and made no recommendations.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infotelnews.ca or call (250)309-5230. Follow on Twitter @charhelston

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