Kamloops RCMP seek clues to fatal hit and run

By Greg Fry/James Peters
February 13, 2018 - 8:43am

KAMLOOPS — Mounties are seeking public tips into a fatal hit and run last month that claimed the life of a 21 year old man.

On Jan. 7 at around 9 p.m., Morisho Kavimba was struck and killed on the Coquihalla Highway near the Trans Canada interchange.

"Kavimba is believed to have been in Kamloops for two to three days before being struck on the highway," says Kamloops RCMP Sgt. Lorne Wood. "The RCMP are specifically interested in speaking to anyone who may have seen the victim between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Jan. 7."

Wood adds Kavimba was last seen near the Aberdeen Mall at 7:45 p.m. that night and police would like to speak to anyone who gave him a ride to the mall, or if someone gave him a ride from the mall up the highway to the interchange or possibly saw him on the highway at any location.

Wood says Kavimba may have been hitchhiking when he was hit, and notes because he was wearing dark clothing and standing on the highway where there was no light, the driver of the vehicle that struck him may not have known they hit him or thought they hit something other than a person.

If you saw Kavimba on Jan. 7 between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. or if you have any knowledge of the hit and run, you are asked to call the Kamloops RCMP at (250) 828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.

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