POLICE – Public’s help needed in connection with Coquihalla hit and run

Kamloops RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in determining the actions and location of a victim who died in a hit and run earlier this month.

On Jan. 7 at 9 p.m. police responded to a hit and run fatality on the Coquihalla Highway near the TransCanada interchange.  The victim was 21-year-old Morisho Kavimba.

Morisho Kavimba.

Kavimba is believed to have been in Kamloops for two to three days before being struck on the highway.   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.

Kavimba was last seen near the Aberdeen Mall at 7:45 p.m.  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.

RCMP believe Kavimba may have been hitchhiking when he was struck by a vehicle.  Because he was wearing dark clothes and standing on the highway where there was no illumination, the driver of the vehicle that struck him may not have known they hit him or thought they struck something other than a person.

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


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