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UPDATE: Two killed in Kamloops crash were TRU international students

Thompson Rivers University is confirming the victims were international students

  • Nov. 4, 2019 12:44 p.m.

Kamloops this Week

UPDATE: 1:41 p.m.

Kamloops RCMP’s investigation into the motor vehicle collision that killed two people and left two others injured on 1st Avenue continues.

The registered owner of the pick-up truck involved was released on Sunday with no charges at this time.

The two deceased in the collision were men in their 20’s.

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Original:

The two people killed in an alleged hit-and-run collision early Sunday morning in downtown Kamloops were Thompson Rivers University international students.

The university confirmed Monday that each of the four occupants of one of the vehicles were international students and alumni.

“The collision took the lives of two of them and critically injured another,” TRU president Brett Fairbarn said in a statement. “Our deepest thoughts are with their families and loved ones and, on behalf of TRU, I offer our condolences.”

READ MORE: Owner of truck arrested after early-morning crash in Kamloops claims two lives

Emergency crews were called to the intersection of First Avenue and Battle Street just after 1:30 a.m. on Sunday for a collision between a pickup truck and a car.

Police said two of the car’s occupants were killed and another was taken to hospital in critical condition.

RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said the driver of the truck fled the scene. Later in the day on Sunday, police arrested the truck’s registered owner.

Fairbarn said TRU is making counselling services available for all students, faculty and staff.

The investigation into the collision is ongoing.

READ MORE: Two killed after SUV veers into B.C. lake

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