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Elderly woman dies in pedestrian accident in West Kelowna

Emergency crews on the scene include RCMP, West Kelowna Fire Rescue and B.C. Ambulance.
Emergency crews on the scene include RCMP, West Kelowna Fire Rescue and B.C. Ambulance. Randy Millis

An elderly woman has died after being hit by a pickup truck in West Kelowna Saturday morning.

RCMP say emergency crews were called to a laneway in the parking lot of a business complex in the 2300-block of Highway 97 at 11:09 a.m.

When they arrived, they found the operator of a black Ford F150 pickup truck had hit the woman while turning left into the parking lot.

The 83-year-old woman was seriously injured.

“Tragically she was pronounced deceased by emergency first responders at the scene,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey of the Kelowna RCMP said in a release.

Police say the driver of the truck, a 34-year-old West Kelowna man, who was emotionally impacted by the incident, remained at the scene and fully cooperated with the investigation.

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Investigators are looking for witness accounts and video surveillance.

Anyone who witnessed this incident and has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.
The woman’s identity has not been released at this time.
Emergency crews cover part of a truck with yellow bags following an accident in West Kelowna on Saturday.
Emergency crews cover part of a truck with yellow bags following an accident in West Kelowna on Saturday. Randy Millis