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Unidentified pedestrian killed on highway

A collision between a vehicle and pedestrian on Highway 97 has left an unidentified man dead.

Penticton RCMP report a car struck a man shortly after 9:30 p.m. Saturday on Highway 97 north of Penticton near the Sage Mesa turnoff.

"A motorist had called RCMP at 9:31 p.m. to advise that a male was observed standing in the merge lane of Highway 97 at this location," said Sgt. Rick Dellebuur with the Penticton RCMP.

"Penticton RCMP were en-route to this report when the male ran from the west side of the roadway into the pathway of a northbound Ford Focus."

The man was killed by the impact. Police have been unable to identify the man, as he was carrying no identification.

"The only items located were a black comb in his back pocket and some cigarette butts in his front pocket," said Dellebuur.

The man is described as Caucasian, about 40 years old, five-foot-five, 135 pounds, with brown short hair. He was wearing a grey and green jacket over a black fleece jacket, blue shirt, blue jeans and brown hiking boots.

The female driver and lone occupant of the Ford Focus was not injured, and no charges are being considered.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or with information on the man's identity is asked to contact Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 or their nearest police detachment.

 

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