Driver charged in connection with pedestrian death on Highway 2A

35-year-old Red Deer man hit by a pickup on Nov. 24 as he walked along Highway 2A

A 73-year-old male driver has been charged in connection with the death of a Red Deer man who was hit by a vehicle while walking along Highway 2 last month.

Raymond McKnight, 35, was found badly injured next to the highway near Township Road 393, about three kilometres south of Red Deer, at around 6 p.m. on Nov. 24.

Blackfalds RCMP said McKnight was hit by a northbound pickup.

McKnight was taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and immediately airlifted to Calgary, where he died Monday.

The driver of the pickup was arrested at the scene. He has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.

“The collision and associated charges remain under investigation by the RCMP,” said police.

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