A man is dead after being run over in an open lot at the Okanagan Falls market.
Penticton RCMP said on Saturday around 1 p.m. a report of a traffic incident near an open lot on 9th Avenue was reported. Mounties determined a 62-year-old Edmonton man was in the process of moving his vehicle within the lot when the vehicle reversed suddenly and struck a 64-year-old Penticton resident who was seated in a folding chair beside a food vendor’s trailer.
The victim was transported to Penticton Regional Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Investigation of the incident by RCMP is ongoing and charges are pending against the driver. RCMP said alcohol or speed do not appear to be a factor.
Next of kin have been notified but the victims name is being withheld at this time pending further notification of other family members.