Pedestrian killed on highway

The pedestrian has been identified as Ivan Laverne Partridge of Grand Forks.

Police from Grand Forks RCMP and West Kootenay Traffic Services investigate the scene of the accident on Dec. 4 east of Grand Forks by Jolly Jacks.

A highway tragedy has claimed the life of a Grand Forks senior citizen.

On Dec. 4 at about 10:45 a.m., an 84-year-old Grand Forks resident walking west on Highway 3 approximately two kilometres east of Grand Forks was struck by an eastbound Dodge Caravan, reported Cpl. Richard Lanz of the Grand Forks RCMP Detachment. “The pedestrian died on scene as a result of the injuries received by the collision.”

The driver of the Dodge Caravan was not injured, Lanz said, adding that alcohol and road conditions were not seen as a contributing factors to the accident.

The pedestrian has been identified as Ivan Laverne Partridge of Grand Forks, announced Barb McLintock of the B.C. Coroners Service  in a press release yesterday (Tuesday).  “Mr. Partridge’s family has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the B.C. Coroners Service asks [to] respect their privacy at this difficult time.”

The Grand Forks RCMP, West Kootenay Traffic Services, Southeast District Collision Reconstructionist and B.C. Coroners Service continue to investigate this collision.