Kamloops Mounties have arrested the registered owner of a pickup truck involved in a collision in downtown that killed two people and sent two others to hospital.
Police arrived at the crash site at First Avenue and Battle Street at about 1:40 a.m. on Sunday to find two people deceased in a car, two other injured and the driver of a pickup truck involved in the collision nowhere to be found.
At 1 p.m., Cpl. Jodi Shelkie announced officers had found and arrested the registered owner of the truck.
She said the investigation remains in the beginning stages, noting the man’s involvement in the collision is still being probed.
Shelkie said First Avenue between Columbia and Seymour streets is still closed and is expected to remain closed for most of Sunday.
Police are asking for witnesses to the crash to contact them at 250-828-3000. Specifically, Mounties are seeking to speak with a female who was on foot at the scene and left shortly after the accident occurred.
Battle Street is a two-way, east-west street with stop signs at First Avenue, which is a one-way hill with traffic going southbound, up the hill.
“When officers arrived, they found two occupants of the car were already deceased,” Shelkie said, noting the other two people in the car were taken to hospital, with one in life-threatening condition and the other sustaining non-life threatening injuries.