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UPDATE: Driver of truck that killed woman was banned from driving
The driver of a pickup truck that struck and killed a woman in downtown Kamloops this week was banned from driving at the time of the fatal collision.
Valerie Brook, 67, of Kamloops., died on Wednesday, Nov. 21, after she was struck by a 2002 Ford F-150 truck while she was crossing Victoria Street at Sixth Avenue in the crosswalk. The accident occurred at about 5:25 p.m.
Kamloops RCMP say Brook was struck by the truck, which was making a left turn onto Victoria from Sixth.
The driver of the truck is a 62 year-old Kamloops man who police say is banned from driving under the Motor Vehicle Act.
Brook was pronounced dead upon arrival at Royal Inland Hospital.
RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said the intersection is controlled by both traffic and pedestrian-crossing lights.
"In theory, there should never be a pedestrian and a vehicle in the same space at the same time," he said.
Police and the BC Coroners Service are now investigating and witnesses to the crash who have not spoken to the RCMP are asked to contact Const. Mackenzie of the Kamloops RCMP Traffic Section.
Police impounded the truck and are conducting a mechanical inspection as part of their investigation. RCMP collision analysts were also at the scene of the accident and the truck driver was interview by police before being released.
Learned said drugs and alcohol were not factors in the crash.
RCMP will recommend charges of driving while prohibited and failing to yield for a pedestrian under the provincial Motor Vehicle Act. Criminal charges may also be laid once the investigation into the collision is complete.