City police have laid charges in a fatal hit-and-run collision nearly a year after making an arrest in the case.
On Oct. 1, 2021 at about 2:15 p.m., a man walking in the westbound lanes of 50 Avenue S.W. between Macleod Trail and 1 Street S.W. was struck by a westbound pickup truck, said police.
“The truck then continued through the intersection of Macleod Trail, turned right and fled the area. The driver of the truck failed to return to the scene,” police said in a release.
About 20 minutes later, a rideshare driver discovered the critically-injured 35-year-old man and took him to hospital, but he died.
Later that month, police arrested a man and seized a 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck believed to have been involved in the crime.
On Monday, police said they’ve charged a 46-year-old man with hit-and-run and hit-and-run causing death.
Due to a publication ban the accused in the case can’t be named, said police.
At the time of the arrest last October, police said a collision-reconstruction investigation can take months to complete due to its complexity.
Anyone with more information on the case is asked to phone police at 403-266-1234 or they can leave a tip anonymously with Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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