Pedestrian dies after being struck by a vehicle

A 71-year-old woman is dead after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in Okanagan Falls on Friday evening.

A 71-year-old woman is dead after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in Okanagan Falls on Friday evening.

RCMP said the woman was crossing Highway 97 near Willow Street around 7:20 p.m. when she was hit by a west bound vehicle driven by a 60-year-old Penticton man.

Cpl. Dave Cramm, of the integrated road safety unit, said there was limited street lighting in the area and the Okanagan Falls woman was wearing dark clothing. Cramm also said the portion of the roadway was not designated as a pedestrian crossing area.

The matter is still under investigation by South Okanagan Traffic Services. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has related information is asked to contact traffic services at 250-499-2250 or call CrimeStoppers.