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Witnesses sought for Skaha Lake Road hit and run

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August 21, 2014 - 2:37 PM

PENTICTON - Police believe there are more possible witnesses to last week's fatal hit and run accident on Skaha Lake Road and they're asking for their help.

RCMP say Scott Michaud, 25, of Penticton was struck and killed by a passing motorist on Skaha Lake Road near Lee Avenue, beside Skaha Lake Park early in the morning Aug. 12. His body lay in the curb lane until about 4:40 a.m. when a couple, out for a morning walk saw him and called police.

Mounties soon determined Michaud's injuries were consistent with being hit by a vehicle and the incident likely happened shortly before he was found. The driver responsible didn't stay at the scene. Investigators spoke to witnesses and learned there were additional witnesses driving past who may not have realized what they were seeing on the road. Pedestrians may also have seen Michaud while standing near the scene. He was wearing shorts, a golf shirt and was carrying two backpacks and a square cooler when the accident happened.

RCMP say any detail, no matter how insignificant it may seem could be useful to the investigation and are asking witnesses to come forward. The accident happened between 4 - 4:45 a.m., Monday, Aug. 14., 2014.

Police will also look at any video surveillance of the area at or near the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Image Credit: RCMP handout

To contact a reporter for this story, email marcher@infotelnews.ca, call 250-488-3065. To contact the managing editor, email Marshall Jones at mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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