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Lake Country woman killed while walking on highway in Kamloops


A Lake Country woman died in Kamloops Monday after being struck by a car on Highway 5A.

Kamloops RCMP responded on June 15 at 10 p.m., to a motor vehicle collision with a pedestrian on Highway 5A between the intersections of Rogers Way and Hugh Allen Drive.

The pedestrian, 44, was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical crews.

"According to witnesses at the scene, the woman was reportedly observed walking in the middle of the highway prior to being struck," Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said in a press release.

"At the time of the accident, the woman was dressed in black clothing and there is very little lighting in this area of the highway."

The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and was co-operative with police. No charges are being considered against the driver.

The B.C. Coroners Service has been notified and is also investigating the circumstances surrounding the woman’s sudden death.

Due to the privacy of the deceased, under the Coroners Act, her name will not be released.

The RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service have no further information for release.

— This article was corrected at 8:06 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 to clarify the woman's age. RCMP had previously stated the woman killed was 49 years old.

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