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Innisfail RCMP investigate hit and run, truck theft

Innisfail RCMP is investigating after a 77-year-old pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and had his truck stolen.

On Saturday, at roughly 1:45 p.m., Innisfail RCMP received a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle on Township Road 364, near Range Road 44, in Red Deer County.

Police spoke with witnesses and learned the victim, a 77-year-old man, parked his truck on the shoulder of Township Road 364, while he was working in a nearby field. The victim saw his vehicle driving away and realized it had been stolen – he then went back to the road.

Moments later he was struck by a white, newer model pickup truck that is believed to be associated to the theft of his vehicle, said police.

The victim and a witness described that a second vehicle, a blue car with a female driver was also involved in the incident.

STARS air ambulance transported the victim to hospital, where he remains in serious but stable condition. The victim’s stolen truck, a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado, was recovered a short distance from where it was stolen.

“We believe that there were several people involved in this incident and are hopeful that someone will come forward with information,” said Const. Sara Devine, Innisfail RCMP.

“The white truck that hit the victim may have some damage to the front end, and we would very much like to speak to anyone that has information on this incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Innisfail RCMP detachment at 403-227-3342.. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.P3Tips.com.



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