Two people were killed and two others injured, one of them critically, in the crash. The four were students and alumni from Thompson Rivers University’s international program, the school confirmed.
Police in Kamloops are working to lay charges in connection to a fatal hit and run last weekend that left two people dead and two others seriously injured. In a news release issued today, Nov. 7, Kamloops RCMP have revealed in the earlier morning hours of Nov. 3, a pickup truck was travelling at a high rate of speed, failed to stop for a stop sign and hit a car which was driving on 1 Avenue. The driver of the pickup fled the scene on foot. Four Thompson Rivers University international students and alumni were in the car. Two men were killed and two injured, with one in critical condition. The men who died have been identified through social media as Feyisola Adebowale and Daniel Okocha. The investigation has been taken over by the Kamloops Serious Crimes Unit and police say they have identified the driver and the investigation is progressing. Police are also seeking the public’s assistance to identify a woman who was not involved in the collision but was on scene prior to the arrival of emergency services.
His father, Chuks, told Global News his son was “a vibrant child with a vision to make life an act.”
“He left Nigeria to Canada in search of greener academic life because of poor educational policy in Nigeria,” said Chuks.
Mounties say the suspect driver fled the scene of the collision on foot, after the incident occurred at 1st Avenue and Battle Street.
“If this is you, or you know who this person is, please contact the Kamloops RCMP,” said Staff Sgt. Simon Pillay.
“We are interested in speaking with everyone who was present at the collision before emergency crews arrived. This is a routine step in ensuring that all possible witnesses are spoken to as soon after the event as possible.”
Police are also looking for dash cam video from any vehicles that were in the following areas between 1:30 a.m. and 3 a.m.
The suspect driver has been identified, but has not been charged. As such, police have not publicly identified them.
After the hit and run in Kamloops on Sunday, RCMP are looking to exhaust all options to get the full details of the collision.
Police are looking for a woman who was at the scene of the crash before emergency vehicles got there. She is described to be 5'7", 140 pounds with brown hair in a ponytail wearing dark clothing. She was seen walking away alone heading northbound on 1st Avenue.
RCMP are also asking residents that were driving in the following areas between 1:30 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Sunday morning with a dash cam system to volunteer their footage. The areas are:
The truck in question was speeding and failed to stop at a stop sign, resulting in killing two people in the car.