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Hit-and-run driver kills 3 Nigerian students in Canada

Three Nigerian students/graduates of the Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, were killed in a fatal Kamloops hit-and-run last weekend when the driver was speeding and ran a stop sign, according to Kamloops RCMP.

They have been identified as Daniel Okocha, Oluwatosin Adeojo and Femi Adebowale. Daniel and Femi were killed at the crash scene while two others got injured, one of them (Tosin) in critical condition later died at the hospital. They were taking a trip in a car when it was struck by a pick-up truck.

RCMP were called to 1st Avenue and Battle Street at 1:40 a.m. PT after reports of the collision. Mounties say the suspect driver fled the scene of the collision on foot after the incident occurred.

The owner of the truck was arrested Sunday but was released later that day. No charges have been laid.

The hit-and-run is described as five-foot-seven, between 140 and 150 pounds, with brown hair in a ponytail.

A statement from the university’s president, Brett Fairbairn, posted on TRU’s website, says all four people in the car were international students, either current or alumni.

RCMP are seeking a witness to the crash, who may have more information about the collision.

“If this is you, or you know who this person is, please contact the Kamloops RCMP,” said Staff Sgt. Simon Pillay.

“We are interested in speaking with everyone who was present at the collision before emergency crews arrived. This is a routine step in ensuring that all possible witnesses are spoken to as soon after the event as possible.”

Police are also looking for dashcam video from any vehicles that were in the following areas between 1:30 a.m. and 3 a.m.

  • Victoria Street (downtown core)

  • 4th Avenue north of Victoria Street

  • Battle Street between 5th Avenue and Lee Road

    All residential streets around the Guerin Creek area.