Shuswap woman dead after being struck by vehicle

Chase RCMP seek information to assist investigation of June 28 Seymour Arm collision

A Shuswap woman died after being struck by a vehicle in Seymour Arm over the Canada Day long weekend.

At about 8 p.m. on June 28, Chase RCMP received a report that a woman had been struck and killed by a vehicle. Sgt. Barry Kennedy said a doctor in Seymour Arm pronounced the woman, a 56-year-old Seymour Arm resident, dead at the scene.

Read More: Stabbing victim succumbs to injuries in Kelowna hospital

Read More: Court case seeks details of how Nova Scotia man was wrongfully convicted of murder

Kennedy said RCMP officers and the coroner used a boat getting to the remote community, located in the North Shuswap, since the main forest service road to Seymour Arm had been blocked by a landslide earlier in the week.

The RCMP investigation into the death is ongoing. Kennedy said the driver of the vehicle was too distraught to be interviewed when police arrived, but they took statements from other people at the scene.

There were no witnesses, according to Kennedy. The RCMP are trying to determine the exact circumstances of the collision and want to speak with anyone who was in contact with those involved. He said officers will be returning to Seymour Arm to continue the investigation.

Read More: Letter: Opposition politicians demand action they won’t take when in power

Read More: Salmon Arm RCMP warn of fake gold jewelry being sold in parking lots

He said anyone with information pertaining to the collision should contact Chase RCMP at 250-679-3221.

After the road reopened the morning after, Chase RCMP’s victim services workers went to Seymour Arm to assist with the grieving process in the tight-knit community.


@SalmonArm
jim.elliot@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Penticton shelter meeting current need, accepting donations of blankets, clothing

The shelter offers 30 beds year-round and 25 more temporarily over the winter

Okanagan Similkameen could have a sister city in the south of France

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen considering agreement with wine region in southern France

Nature Wise: Thoughts in parting

Bob Handfield passes Nature Wise column on

Bob Ross is coming to Penticton in 2020

32 of the late painter and TV celebrity’s works will be on display at the Penticton Art Gallery

Princess Maggie presents Children’s Winter Carnival on Dec. 14

The Leadership class is hosting the event from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub

The cub, weighing just 24lbs, has been taken to wildlife sanctuary in Northwest B.C. for the winter

Doors open to Vernon’s first refill store

Vernon’s Refill Store may be answer to plastics problem

Okanagan RCMP not toying around when it comes to impaired drivers

Saturday, Dec. 7 is National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day

‘Things haven’t changed enough:’ Ecole Polytechnique anniversary prompts reflection

Fourteen women were fatally shot by a gunman at the Montreal school on Dec. 6, 1989

Bear raids freezer, gorges on Island family’s Christmas baking

Hungry bruin virtually ignored meat and fish, focused, instead, on the sweets

Crown delves into Sagmoen’s history with North Okanagan sex workers

Decision on validity of police search warrant will be made on Monday, Dec. 9

Kelowna man attempts to steal bait bike from RCMP parking lot

38-year-old Brian Richard Harbison is facing several charges

Summerland businesses participate in Sip N’ Shop

Downtown event on Dec. 14 will feature local beverages

B.C. pharmaceutical company’s stocks double in value after successful lupus drug trial

More than 40 per cent of patients using voclosporin saw improvements in kidney function

Most Read