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Injured pedestrian dies

UPDATE: 4:45 p.m.

A 32-year-old man has died as a result of injuries sustained from being hit by a vehicle in West Kelowna.

The man was walking northbound on Highway 97 when he was struck by a white Hyundai Sonata at about 4:45 a.m. on Saturday morning. 

Witnesses said that the man had stepped into the vehicle lane before he was hit, according to West Kelowna RCMP.

“Despite being injured themselves both occupants, a man and woman, quickly leapt into action to perform CPR on the seriously injured pedestrian," Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said.

The man was transported to hospital in grave condition.

Highway 97 remained closed to traffic for almost five hours heading northbound through West Kelowna while officials investigated the crash scene.

RCMP members and the B.C. Coroners Service continue to investigate.

- with files from Colton Davies


UPDATE: 9:30 a.m.

The northbound lanes of Highway 97 in West Kelowna is now open, after a vehicle incident closed the highway for several hours. 


UPDATE: 8:55 a.m.

The northbound lanes of Highway 97 remain closed in West Kelowna between Daimler Drive and Ross Road.

Witnesses at the scene say it appears as if a pedestrian was struck, and crash reconstructionists are still surveying the scene. 

The extent of the injuries suffered in the crash are unknown at this time. 


ORIGINAL: 7:30 a.m.

Highway 97 is closed northbound five km south of Kelowna because of a motor vehicle incident.

DriveBC is reporting a detour is available on Daimler Road to Ross Road to Bartley Road and then back to Highway 97.

There is no word on the seriousness of the accident.

Castanet will have more details as soon as they become available.

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