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Elderly pedestrian victim of fatal parking lot collision at West Kelowna mall

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December 16, 2018 - 8:38 AM

WEST KELOWNA - An elderly woman suffered fatal injuries as a result of a pedestrian involved collision Saturday morning in West Kelowna.

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a pedestrian-involved collision yesterday, Dec.15, at 11:09 a.m, a media release says. The incident occurred on a laneway in the parking lot of Westbank Shopping Centre situated in the 2300 block of Highway 97 in West Kelowna. Police can confirm that the operator of a black Ford F150 pickup truck collided with a pedestrian while executing a left hand turn in the parking lot.

The pedestrian, an 83-year-old West Kelowna woman, sustained severe injuries. “Tragically she was pronounced deceased by emergency first responders at the scene,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says of the Kelowna RCMP.

The driver, a 34-year-old West Kelowna man, who was emotionally impacted by the incident, remained at the scene and fully cooperated with authorities.

The investigation, now being led by the B.C. Coroners Service, is continuing at this time. Investigators will rely on witness accounts, nearby video surveillance, and the reports of the RCMP collision analyst and reconstructionist who attended the scene.

If you witnessed this motor vehicle incident and have not yet spoken to police you are urged to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.

Due to the privacy of the deceased, the Coroners Service does not release or confirm identity. 

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