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Kamloops RCMP identify driver allegedly involved in fatal hit and run

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Police in Kamloops are working to lay charges in connection to a fatal hit and run last weekend that left two people dead and two others seriously injured.

In a news release issued today, Nov. 7, Kamloops RCMP have revealed in the earlier morning hours of Nov. 3, a pickup truck was travelling at a high rate of speed, failed to stop for a stop sign and hit a car which was driving on 1 Avenue. The driver of the pickup fled the scene on foot.

Four Thompson Rivers University international students and alumni were in the car. Two men were killed and two injured, with one in critical condition. The men who died have been identified through social media as Feyisola Adebowale and Daniel Okocha.

The investigation has been taken over by the Kamloops Serious Crimes Unit and police say they have identified the driver and the investigation is progressing.

Police are also seeking the public’s assistance to identify a woman who was not involved in the collision but was on scene prior to the arrival of emergency services.

Investigators would like to speak to this woman.

She is described as 5’7” tall, 140 to 150 lbs., with brown hair in a pony tail. She was wearing dark clothing and walked away alone from the crash scene on 1 Avenue.

“If this is you, or you know who this person is, please contact the Kamloops RCMP. We are interested in speaking with everyone who was present at the collision before emergency crews arrived. This is a routine step in ensuring that all possible witnesses are spoken to as soon after the event as possible,” Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Simon Pillay says in the release.

"Investigations such as this are taken very seriously and conducted very thoroughly," Pillay said. "There are several technical aspects to the investigation which are forensic in nature. All of these lengthy processes must be completed before we can review our evidence or consider recommending criminal charges" 

Police are also looking to speak to anyone who may have been driving in the following areas and have dash cam footage between 1:30 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. on Nov. 3:

  • Victoria Street (downtown core)
  • 4 Avenue north of Victoria Street
  • Battle Street between 5 Street and Lee Road
  • All residential streets around Guerin Creek area

If you have footage from these areas during these noted times, please call the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.

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