A female pedestrian was killed on Highway 97 in the Gallagher Lake area on Tuesday.
RCMP said the woman ran across the road and into the path of a northbound vehicle around 6:45 p.m.
Witnesses to the collision reported to Mounties that they saw the woman run across the road from the west side of the highway into the path of an oncoming northbound black 2004 Chevrolet Impala. People at the scene immediately came to the women’s aid, including a physician, however she had suffered immediate fatal injuries as a result of the collision said RCMP.
“In addition to the scene and vehicle examination, our investigators are trying to firmly establish the woman’s activities that day into the evening and up to the time of the collision. We are looking for information about her exact whereabouts and what she was doing,” said Cpl. Bryce Petersen.
A 69-year-old male driver stopped and called 911 to report the collision and remained at the scene to co-operate with the investigation. Once Oliver RCMP arrived at the scene they requested additional resources from the RCMP South Okanagan Traffic Services due to the nature of the collision.
The highway was closed for a short period of time on Tuesday evening for the RCMP traffic collision reconstruction analyst.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the South Okanagan Traffic Services at 250-499-2250 or their local police detachment.