Pedestrian killed near casino

Police have not released the name of the Port Hardy man who died after being hit on Saturday night in Campbell River

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after being struck by a vehicle in Campbell River on Feb. 16.

He was Ernest Rueben Scow, aged 64, from Campbell River.

Scow was walking along Alder Street in Campbell River in the early evening hours of Feb. 16 when he was struck by a vehicle.

According to RCMP, the 64-year-old man was walking west on St. Ann’s Road, when he was struck by a vehicle turning from the alleyway behind Chances Casino. The accident occurred around 6:45 p.m

The 70-year-old woman, who was driving, immediately stopped as did passing motorists who offered assistance to the victim and called 911.

Paramedics from the fire department and BC Ambulance Service were quickly on the scene and rushed the man to Campbell River Hospital were he succumbed to his injuries shortly later

St. Ann’s Road was closed for several hours as officers interviewed witnesses and a collision analyst processed the scene.

Police say alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the incident and the driver is co-operating with the ongoing investigation.

No charges have been laid.