Who hit man on Hwy 5?

UPDATE: 3:50 p.m.

Kamloops RCMP are urging the driver involved in a fatal pedestrian collision Sunday night to come forward.

They're asking for the public’s assistance and say due to darkness, the driver may have thought they hit an animal.

There is no illumination on that stretch of Highway 5, and the victim was dressed in black.

ORIGINAL: 6:15 a.m.

A body was left lying on a Kamloops highway Sunday night after a hit-and-run collision.

Police were called to the scene in the southbound lanes of Highway 5, near the Trans-Canada Highway junction, just after 9 p.m.

The 911 call reported a body lying on the road.

Police and emergency services found a 21-year-old deceased male who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle, which did not stay at the scene. The victim is not a Kamloops resident, say RCMP Staff Sgt. Edward Preto.

The highway was closed for several hours while police investigated and reopened about 3:15 a.m. Traffic was diverted via Hwy 1 during the closure.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8277.

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