Kamloops RCMP are looking for a dark-coloured SUV involved in a fatal hit and run Friday night.
16-year-old Jennifer Gatey was struck by a car around 6:45 p.m. Someone nearby heard the collision and called police, but the teen was found dead at the scene.
Today would have been her 17th birthday.
The vehicle of interest may have damage to the front passenger side.
“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 in a release.
RCMP are actively looking for witnesses and ask anyone with information to call the Kamloops Detachment at 250-828-3000 or to contact Crime Stoppers.