Name released of Oliver pedestrian that was killed

Betty Anstey was found deceased at the scene of a pedestrian-vehicle incident on Nov. 25.

An Oliver man has turned himself in following the death of a pedestrian on Tuesday morning.

Const. Kris Clark, media relations for the Southeast District RCMP, said a 46-year-old man attended the Oliver RCMP detachment on the evening of Nov. 25. He was identified as a suspect in connection with the fatal crash and was released without charges pending further investigation.

Betty Anstey was attempting to cross Main Street at the intersection of Fairview Road and Highway 97 at 6:21 a.m. when she was struck by a northbound vehicle. RCMP said that according to witnesses, shortly after the initial contact, a second northbound vehicle struck Anstey who was now lying on the road. Clark said the second vehicle continued northbound and did not stop. Anstey, 73, was found deceased at the scene.

RCMP said the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information who has yet to speak with Mounties is asked to call Oliver RCMP at 250-498-3422 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

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