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UPDATE… Driver flees following deadly hit and run crash in Kamloops…

UPDATE: The registered owner of the pickup truck involved in the fatal collision this morning in Kamloops has been located and arrested.

The investigation is in its infancy, this man’s involvement in the collision is still under investigation.

1st Avenue is still closed and is expected to remain closed for most of Sunday.

The Kamloops RCMP is still asking for any witnesses to the collision to come forward. Specifically, police would like to talk to a female who was on foot at the scene and left shortly after the accident occurred.

Original Story…

KAMLOOPS, BC: Two people are dead and two others were hurt following a serious crash during the overnight Sunday…

Police say at approximately 1:40 AM, Kamloops officers were called to the crash on 1st Avenue and Battle Street. The collision occurred between a car with four occupants inside and a pickup truck.

When officers arrived on scene, two occupants of the car were dead and the other two occupants were taken to hospital, one in life-threatening condition and the other with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup truck fled the area before police arrived.

As RCMP continue to investigate, 1st Avenue will be closed between Seymour Street and Nicola Street. Battle Street is also closed from 2nd Avenue to Lee Road.

“Due to the severity of this collision, our investigation could take most of the day,” stated Cpl. Jodi Shelkie, “we thank motorists for avoiding this area and taking alternate routes.”

The Kamloops RCMP ask anyone who witnessed the accident to contact them. As well, if you were the driver of the pickup or have any information about the driver, call 250-828-3000.

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