Died while on highway

UPDATE: 12:25 p.m.

It appears a Vernon man may have been walking in the northbound lane of Highway 97A when he was struck by a pickup that killed him Tuesday night, according to the RCMP.

The crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. on the highway near Stepney Road in Enderby.

"The preliminary investigation and scene examination has established that a 37-year-old Vernon male was struck by a northbound Alberta registered red Ford F350 pick-up truck while he was in the travelled portion of the northbound lane of Hwy 97A," said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, RCMP spokesperson. "The man was pronounced deceased at the scene, the vehicle driver was not injured."

The RCMP North-Okanagan Traffic Services are continuing their investigation into the crash, Moskaluk said.

Anyone having witnessed the collision or with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the RCMP North-Okanagan Traffic Services at 250-545-7171 or via Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

UPDATE: 7:59 a.m.

A 37-year-old Vernon man was killed while walking along Highway 97A near the Starlight Drive-in south of Enderby Tuesday night, police confirmed.

A spokesperson for the North Okanagan detachment said the male was struck by a vehicle near the drive-in and was deceased at the scene.

RCMP are investigating the accident.


An accident believed to be a fatality closed down Highway 97A north of Armstrong overnight.

Details are few, but the incident apparently happened about 11:20 p.m., near the Log Barn fruit stand.

Passing motorists tell Castanet the accident appeared to be a fatality.

Police have yet to comment.

The highway was closed in both directions for a time and reopened about 2:30 a.m., according to DriveBC. Traffic was detoured around the incident during the closure.

Police, firefighters and paramedics attended the scene.

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