Man dies in Chase traffic incident

CHASE - Some odd circumstances appear to have preceded the death of a man who was killed when struck by a tractor trailer on Highway 1 this morning.

RCMP Const. Carl Kennedy said the man was walking on the highway around 5:10 a.m. about two kms east of Chase when he was struck. 

"The man was seen by passing motorists entering the travelling lanes of the highway, when he was struck by a tractor-trailer unit," he said in a release. Alcohol may also have been a factor.

He was taken to  Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, where he was pronounced dead. Road conditions were bare and dry at the time, but it was not yet full daylight. An RCMP traffic analyst examined the scene. Police are not releasing the name of the deceased.

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