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Pedestrian killed in West Kelowna car crash

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October 21, 2017 - 5:25 PM

WEST KELOWNA - Police and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating a fatal pedestrian-involved collision in West Kelowna.

Around 4:45 a.m. today, Oct. 21, emergency crews rushed to the scene of a collision on Highway 97 between Daimler Road and Bartley Road in West Kelowna, according to a news release from West Kelowna RCMP.

Witnesses told police that a pedestrian stepped into the travelled portion of the highway when he was suddenly struck by a white Hyundai Sonata.  

“The driver and passenger air bags, of the Hyundai, deployed as a result of the front impact,” says Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “Despite being injured themselves both occupants, a man and woman, quickly leapt into action to perform CPR on the seriously injured pedestrian.”
 
The pedestrian was transported from the scene by emergency crews in grave condition. The 32-year-old Kelowna man died from his injuries.

As a collision analyst of the RCMP Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service investigated the scene of the crash, the northbound lanes of Highway 97 were closed for a few hours.
 
RCMP Central Okanagan Traffic Services and the West Kelowna RCMP continue to work closely with the B.C. Coroners Service in the ongoing investigation.
 
If you witnessed this crash or you happened to see the pedestrian alongside the highway prior to the collision and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact the RCMP Central Okanagan Traffic Services at 250-491-5354.

The RCMP did not release the names of the victim or the driver involved in the accident.


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