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HIT AND RUN: Roadside memorial grows for Kamloops teen struck and killed

The roadside memorial for Jenn Gatey on Pacific Way near Abbeyglen Way in Kamloops.
November 07, 2016 - 6:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - As you walk up to the bus stop on Pacific Way near Abbeyglenn Way in Kamloops, you'll see lit candles, balloons and letters written to Jenn Gatey.

Gatey, 16, was walking down Pacific Way on Friday evening around 6:30 p.m., when she was hit by a car. Gatey had succumbed to her injuries. Officers weren't able to locate a suspect vehicle in the area.

While police investigate a black Jeep found in the Dufferin area, residents are paying their respects to Gatey at a memorial which has formed at the side of the road. There are handwritten letters, a poem and dozens of stuffed animals.

Among the offerings, a piece of birthday cake. Gatey would have turned 17 years old on Saturday, the day after her death.

The hit and run has left Kamloops shocked and shaken with people who didn't even know her stopping by the memorial to pay their respects.

"We never met you Jenn, but we know you will be watching over Kamloops in heaven," one mourner writes in a letter. "The city loves you."

Another person dropped off a soccer ball at the memorial site.

"Jenn, because you loved the game," the writing on the ball reads. "Aberdeen community misses you."

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