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Police investigate highway fatal
Chase police continue to investigate the death of a man who was struck by a transport vehicle while on the highway.
The incident occurred on Aug. 9, about two kilometres east of Chase on the Trans-Canada Highway.
Chase RCMP Const. Carl Kennedy says that at 5:10 a.m., police responded to a report of a male pedestrian who had been struck on the highway.
“The man was seen by passing motorists entering the travelling lanes of the highway, when he was struck by a tractor-trailer unit,” said Kennedy.
The man was taken to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops where he died from his injuries.
Kennedy says the road was bare and dry at the time of the incident, though it not yet in full daylight.
Flaggers were called to the incident scene to assist with traffic control, while an RCMP traffic analyst examined the site.
Kennedy says alcohol may have been a factor in the incident.
The name of the deceased is being withheld until notification of next of kin.