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Elderly woman dies after being struck by vehicle in Rutland

An elderly woman died after being hit by a vehicle in Rutland.
February 03, 2020 - 3:52 PM

Kelowna RCMP members are searching for witnesses to an accident involving an 88-year-old woman who died after she was hit by a vehicle in Rutland.

On Feb. 3, just after 9:45 a.m., members of the Kelowna RCMP responded to a collision between a delivery vehicle and a pedestrian that occurred at the intersection of Highway 33 and Dougall Road, according to the RCMP in a news release.

When officers arrived, they discovered a cube-style van had struck a pedestrian near the intersection. The woman was transported by the BC Ambulance Service to the hospital where she was later died, the RCMP release said.

“The scene of the crash was closed for several hours for processing but has since re-opened. Investigators are currently in the midst of trying to identify potential witnesses and (are) canvassing the area for video surveillance in an effort to determine what caused the collision,” the release said.

“While it is early in the investigation, drugs and alcohol are not factors in this crash,” says Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy of the Kelowna RCMP, in the release. “We are asking anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward and speak with us.”

Anyone with information can contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300, remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or can leave a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net.

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