Kamloops, BC: Kamloops RCMP are confirming that the 16 year old female who died as a result of a hit and run on November 4th was Jennifer GATEY. Jennifer would have celebrated her 17th birthday today, November 5th.
After looking at numerous residential surveillance videos, police are interested in speaking with the owner and/or driver of a dark-coloured Jeep-style vehicle. This SUV was in the area at the time of the hit and run. (Please note: the vehicle of interest is a side-view of the vehicle traveling on the street, not either the vehicles parked in driveways.)
“It is always tragic when a young person dies, but in this case, where Jennifer died the day before her 17th birthday, it is especially heart-breaking. That is why it is vital that we speak to the driver of this vehicle,” stated Cpl. Jodi Shelkie. “We are asking the public to contact the Kamloops RCMP if they know who this vehicle might belong to or who the driver was.”
This investigation is ongoing by the Kamloops RCMP Serious Crime Unit and Traffic Services.
File # 2016-38924