UPDATE NOV. 13: A third person who was in the car and had been taken to hospital, Oluwatosin Adeojo, has now passed away. Adeojo was also an employee of the Coast Sundance Lodge.
Sun Peaks and the Coast Sundance Lodge are grieving after the victims of a horrific two car crash in Kamloops on Nov. 3 were identified as staff members from the hotel.
Daniel Okocha and Feyisola (David) Adebowale were employed by the hotel when the early morning crash claimed their lives and left another employee in hospital, where they remain.
“We are working to come to terms with this tragic news, and to liaise with the families of the deceased ambassadors. We are hopeful that the ambassador currently in hospital will fully recover,” read a statement released by the hotel.
“We are a tight-knit group at the Coast Sundance Lodge, where it feels like family. We lost loved ones and that news is very difficult to grasp,” said general manager James Bingham.
A fourth occupant of the car was injured but survived. The alleged driver of the truck involved in the collision fled the scene but has been identified by Kamloops RCMP and Kamloops Serious Crimes Unit who are investigating the incident.
Okocha’s family has started a GoFundMe campaign to cover funeral costs and support the recovery of the hospitalized victim.
His brother, David Okocha, wrote that his brother was young and talented.
“Daniel was a wonderful brother and friend the best anyone can have, who touched the lives of those around him,” he wrote. “Daniel was a very bright and talented. Many of his friends can attest to what a genuine soul he was. He was a student in TRU (Thompson Rivers University) Kamloops B.C.”
The campaign can be found at gofundme.com/f/funeral-for-daniel-okocha.