Kamloops hit and run crash claims third life

Two people died at the scene of the Nov. 3 collision. On Nov. 12, a third person in the car that was hit by a pickup truck passed away

A third person has died following a hit-and-run crash earlier this month in a downtown Kamloops intersection.

He has been identified in an online fundraising campaign as Oluwatosin Adeojo.

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The Nov. 3 collision at the corner of First Avenue and Battle Street killed two men, both Thompson Rivers University international students from Nigeria. A third person died on Tuesday, Nov. 12, after more than a week in hospital, police have confirmed.

The collision, which occurred at about 1:30 a.m., involved a pickup truck and a car carrying four international students or alumni at TRU, the university has said.

Daniel Okocha and Feyisola Adebowale died immediately following the crash. The identity of the third deceased, who had been in hospital in critical condition, is not yet known.

Following the crash, police said, the driver of the pickup truck fled the scene. The vehicle’s registered owner was arrested and released the following day. No charges have yet been laid.

Investigators have said they believe the pickup truck sped through a stop sign before striking the car carrying the four international students.

The car was travelling southbound up First Avenue, which is a one-way street. The truck was travelling along Battle, which runs east-west.

On Nov. 4, police spent hours searching a home in Guerin Creek as part of their investigation into the collision.

Mounties have since asked drivers for dash cam footage in the downtown core and Guerin Creek areas in the hours before and after the crash.

Online fundraisers have been launched by friends and family of Okocha, Adebowale and Adeojo, seeking money to help pay for travel and funeral services.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

How you can help

Online fundraisers to help defray costs of travel and funeral services can be found here:

Feyi Adebowale

Daniel Okocha

Oluwatosin Adeojo

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