Pedestrian struck and killed by SUV at mall parking lot crosswalk

A 59-year-old female pedestrian was killed last Friday afternoon after being struck by an SUV while she was in a marked crosswalk.

The victim was transferred to Kelowna General Hospital where she passed away as a result of her injuries.

Police say their initial investigation found that an adult male, age 38 from Kelowna, was behind the wheel of a 1991 Ford Explorer as it turned left in the parking lot by The Bay bus loop.

While making the turn, his vehicle struck the pedestrian who was walking in the crosswalk.

Police say they spoke to the driver and three witnesses at the scene.

The investigation continues and charges against the driver of the vehicle are pending, according to police.

Although the investigation continues, alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor.


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