Penticton RCMP seek public's help to solve fatal hit-and-run

RCMP are asking anyone who was in the area of a fatal hit-and-run Aug. 12 to think hard about what they may have seen. - Submitted
RCMP are asking anyone who was in the area of a fatal hit-and-run Aug. 12 to think hard about what they may have seen.
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Mounties are asking for surveillance footage, witness recollections and any other public assistance that could help solve a hit-and-run that killed a 25-year-old man earlier this month in Penticton.

Scott Michaud died early on Aug. 12 when he was struck by vehicle and left laying in the middle of Skaha Lake Road near Lee Avenue, close to Skaha Lake Park. The driver responsible did not stick around.

Police were called to the scene at 4:40 a.m., and it’s believed the Michaud was hit only a short time before officers arrived, RCMP spokesman Const. Kris Clark said in a press release Thursday.

“The police investigation has led to the identification of some vehicles that drove past the scene during the time prior to the incident. The drivers of those vehicles have been spoken to, which has assisted the police in learning what may have happened to Scott Michaud,” Clark continued.

“It has become apparent that there are additional witnesses who drove past the location but may not have realized at the time what they saw on the roadway. Witnesses may have also observed Scott Michaud while standing at or near the scene.”

Michaud was wearing shorts, a golf shirt and carrying two backpacks and a square cooler bag at the time he was struck, according to Clark.

RCMP are asking any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police to now come forward, in particular anyone who was driving on Skaha Lake Road that day between 4 and 4:45 a.m. Mounties are also looking for help from anyone who has video surveillance footage from at or near the scene.

Anyone with any information should contact Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


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