Serious assault investigation underway after highway discovery

Kamloops City

2024-03-13 11:12 PDT

File # 2024-7310

Police are looking for witnesses and information after a man was located on the side of Highway 5 yesterday with serious injuries.

On March 12, 2024, around 6:25 p.m., Kamloops RCMP Detachment frontline officers were called to an area near the Sugar Loaf Overpass, where a motorist located a man with obvious injuries against a concrete barrier in the northbound lanes of the highway.

Based on the preliminary investigation, which included the assistance of the Police Dog and Forensic Identification Service units, we believe the man was beaten and left underneath an overpass nearby, before making his way out to the highway, where he was located by a passing motorist, said Staff Sergeant Todd Wiebe, of the Kamloops RCMP Detachment Investigative Services.

The victim was taken to hospital with what are believed to be serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are asking anyone who was driving in the area between 3 p.m. and 6:25 p.m., and has dash camera footage that may have captured surrounding traffic, or any vehicles stopped or driving slowly in the area, to please contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment as soon as possible. Investigators are also interested in anything underneath the overpass tunnel, off Sugar Loaf Road.

Those who witnessed or have any other information that could be related to this incident are asked to please call 250-828-3000 and reference 2024-7310.

No further information is available for release to the public at this time.

Released by:

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn
Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3193
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: crystal.evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: kamloops.rcmp.ca

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