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Coroner identifies pedestrian who died after running onto Trans-Canada Highway
The B.C. Coroners Service has identified the man who died in a car accident on Tuesday in Salmon Arm as Jason Marcus Greaves, 41, of Salmon Arm.
The 41-year-old Salmon Arm man died Tuesday night after apparently running out onto the Trans-Canada Highway where he was hit by a westbound mini-van.
Salmon Arm RCMP report that alcohol consumption by the pedestrian is suspected to be a contributing factor in the incident, which took place on the highway at 36th Street NE, near the Salmon Arm GM location.
Members of the Salmon Arm RCMP and the Trans-Canada East Traffic Services were called out at 11:09 p.m. Feb. 26 to the report of a pedestrian/vehicle collision. Preliminary investigation indicates Greaves ran across the west lane and into the front drivers side of the westbound van.
He was transported to Shuswap Lake General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Neither speed, nor alcohol consumption by the driver of the mini-van are considered to be factors in the incident.