Two Nigerians have lost their lives in a fatal accident in the Kamloops, BC area of Canada.
The accident is said to be a hit and run that occurred on First Avenue and Battle Street, just a little after 1:30am on Sunday 3rd of November. The victims were riding in a car along with two other Nigerians when the driver of a pickup lost control and rammed into their vehicle. Okocha and Adebowale died on the spot. The other two victims are said to have taken to the hospital with one of them in critical condition.
Daniel Okocha, 22 years old, was born in Delta State, Nigeria. He moved to Kamloops last year to further his education and was working towards a bachelors degree in Business and Commerce at the Thompson Rivers University. His older brother, David, who lives in Virginia, US, is expected to arrive Kamloops for hi funeral. His parents will remain in Nigeria. David was the second child of four siblings.
The driver of the pickup truck is said to have fled the scene after the crash. The vehicle’s registered owner was taken into custody but was later released and not charged.