Man charged in fatal hit and run in North Red Deer

Man charged in fatal hit and run in North Red Deer

‘The victim had been standing by a parked vehicle, not in the traffic lane, when he was hit’

Man charged in fatal hit and run in North Red Deer

Red Deer RCMP have arrested and charged a 29-year-old man in relation to a fatal hit and run that occurred in north Red Deer in March.

“While criminal charges cannot replace the loss of a loved one, we are hopeful that this will help the victim’s family and friends to find some closure,” says Sgt. Kevin Halwa of the Red Deer RCMP.

“Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by this tragic event.”

The incident took place March 11, when police responded around 8:45 p.m. to the 5200 block of 76 Street, where a 38-year-old man was struck.

The victim had been standing by a parked vehicle, not in the traffic lane, when he was hit, police said.

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RCMP identified the suspect after a lengthy investigation involving a number of interviews and evidence. RCMP said numerous tips came from the public.

Police determined the suspect had moved to Saskatchewan. On Monday, members of the Red Deer RCMP flew to Nipawin, Sask., and arrested him, bringing him back to face charges.

The man has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Red Deer court on Dec. 5 at 9:30 a.m.



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