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HIT AND RUN: Police release new information in fatal Kamloops crash

Image Credit: RCMP handout
November 05, 2016 - 9:05 PM

KAMLOOPS - Police have released the name of the teenager killed in a hit and run last night in Aberdeen, along with photos and video of a vehicle that was in the area at the time.

Police confirm the teenager killed was 16-year-old Jennifer Gatey. She would have celebrated her seventeenth birthday today, Nov. 5. She was hit Friday, Nov. 4 around 6:45 p.m. on Pacfic Way and found dead at the scene. The vehicle that hit her did not stay at the scene.

RCMP are now looking to speak with the owner of a dark-coloured, Jeep-style vehicle which was in the area at the time, according to a press release.

Image Credit: RCMP handout

The vehicle travelling on the road with lights on is the one police are looking for information on.
The vehicle travelling on the road with lights on is the one police are looking for information on.
Image Credit: RCMP handout

“It is always tragic when a young person dies, but in this case, where Jennifer died the day before her 17th birthday, it is especially heart-breaking,” Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in a press release. “We are asking the public to contact the Kamloops RCMP if they know who this vehicle might belong to or who the driver was.”

If you have any information regarding the hit and run or the suspect vehicle please contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Credit: RCMP

Police are looking for the driver, or owner of the vehicle, that passes by in the video above. 


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