Info sought on fatal hit-run

Police are hoping to find out more information about a 21-year-old man who was struck and killed on the Coquihalla Highway in January.

Kamloops RCMP responded to a fatal hit and run the night of Jan. 7 and found a man on the road near the Trans-Canada interchange.

Morisho Kavimba, 21, was believed to be hitchhiking when he was struck and killed.

“He was wearing dark clothes and standing on the highway where there was no illumination,”  said Sgt. Lorne Wood. “The driver of the vehicle that struck him may not have known they hit him or thought they struck something other than a person.”

Kavimba is believed to have been in Kamloops for two to three days before the incident.

An obituary states Kavimba was born in Bukavu, Congo, and at the age of 10 moved with his family to Regina. 

"He wrote songs and rapped in high school, but it wasn't until he graduated that he pursued it further and released music to the public," reads an obit. "Soon after releasing his first songs, he immediately put pen back to paper and continued writing about the things that made him happy and the obstacles he overcame in life."

“The RCMP are specifically interest in speaking to anyone who may have seen the victim between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Jan. 7,” said Wood.

Kavimba was last seen near the Aberdeen Mall at 7:45 p.m., and police are asking anyone who may have driven him to the mall to contact them at 250-828-3000.

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