The RCMP are continuing to support the BC Coroners Service after an elderly woman suffered fatal injuries as a result of a pedestrian involved collision Saturday morning in West Kelowna.
On December 15, 2018 at 11:09 am, emergency crews were called to the scene of a pedestrian involved collision, which occurred on a laneway in the parking lot of a business complex located in the 2300 block of Highway 97 in West Kelowna. Police can confirm that the operator of a black Ford F150 pickup truck collided with a pedestrian while executing a left hand turn in the parking lot.
The pedestrian, an 83-year-old West Kelowna woman, sustained severe injuries. “Tragically she was pronounced deceased by emergency first responders at the scene,” states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey of the Kelowna RCMP.
The driver, a 34-year-old West Kelowna man, who was emotionally impacted by the incident, remained at the scene and fully cooperated with the investigation.
The investigation, now being led by the BC Coroners Service, is continuing at this time. Investigators will rely on witness accounts, nearby video surveillance and of course the detailed report of the RCMP collision analyst & reconstructionist who attended and examined the scene.
If you witnessed this motor vehicle incident and have not yet spoken to police you are urged to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.
Due to the privacy of the deceased, the Coroners Service does not release or confirm identity. The RCMP and Coroners Service have no further information available for release at this time.