Updated Aug. 16, 4:05 p.m.
A Sicamous woman has been arrested and charged in relation to the death of 49-year-old Troy Charlton, who died from injuries sustained Wednesday morning.
Sgt. Dave Dubnyk of the Sicamous RCMP reports that on Thursday, Aug. 15, police arrested 46-year-old Christina Laforge, and that she has since been charged with criminal negligence causing death and impaired driving causing death.
“Laforge was released before a judicial justice of the peace and is scheduled to appear in Salmon Arm Provincial Court in mid-September,” said Dubnyk in a Feb. 16 news release.
Police have also confirmed alcohol was a factor in the incident that led to the death of Charlton.
At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, an officer on patrol found Charlton’s severely injured body lying on Main Street. Charlton was taken to hospital in Salmon Arm, where he died from his injuries.
Police continue to investigate the matter, and Dubnyk asks that anyone with any relevant information contact the local detachment at 250-836-2878, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Police believe a vehicle may have been involved in the death of a 49-year-old Sicamous man who was found injured in the early morning hours Wednesday on Main Street.
Sicamous RCMP, with help from Salmon Arm RCMP’s general investigation section, Revelstoke’s forensic identification unit, traffic services and a traffic accident re-constructionist are investigating the death, which is believed to have occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sicamous Sgt. Dave Dubnyk reports that at that time, an officer on patrol found the body of a severely injured man lying on Main Street. The man was rushed to hospital in Salmon Arm, where he died from his injuries.
The man’s identity is not being released until next of kin have been notified.
Dubnyk says a vehicle is believed to have been involved in the accident, and that alcohol is also believed to have been a factor. He said police have all the available surveillance video from around the area of the incident and are seeking persons of interest. Dubnyk also asks anyone who may have witnessed anything related to the incident to contact the Sicamous detachment at 250-836-2878, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.