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Fatal hit and run investigation turns to the public for assistance

By Contributor
August 22nd, 2014

Police continue to investigate a hit and run fatality and are requesting public assistance in moving the investigation forward.
The investigation is a result of police finding a boyd lying in the middle of Skaha Lake Road (Tuesday) August 12 at approximately 4:40 a.m.

Penticton RCMP officers attended the scene and located a deceased male, later identified as 25-year-old Scott Michaud, a resident of Penticton with ties to Princeton.
Michaud’s injuries were consistent with having been struck by a vehicle. The incident is believed to have occurred a short time prior to police arrival. The driver responsible did not remain at the scene.
The police investigation has led to the identification of some vehicles that drove past the scene during the time prior to the incident.

The drivers of those vehicles have been spoken to which has assisted the police in learning what may have happened to Michaud.
It has become apparent that there are additional witnesses who drove past the location but may not have realized at the time what they saw on the roadway.

Witnesses may have also observed Michaud while standing at or near the scene.

Michaud was wearing shorts, a golf shirt, and was carrying two backpacks and a square cooler bag at the time of the incident.
Penticton RCMP is asking those witnesses, regardless of what their observations were, to come forward to police.

In particular, we are interested in speaking to people who drove southbound or northbound on Skaha Lake Road between 4-4:45 a.m. on August 12.

Police are also seeking any other information, including any video surveillance at or near the scene.

Anyone with information may help bring resolution to this investigation and some closure for Michaud’s family.  

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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