No charges in fatality; other activity investigated

The investigation into the death of a teenager who was a pedestrian on Hwy 11 continues, but police say there would not be any charges stemming from the collision itself.

The investigation into the death of a teenager who was a pedestrian on Hwy 11 continues, but police say there would not be any charges stemming from the collision itself.

Rocky Mountain House Sgt. Michael Numan said there are several other “non-associated to the collision” charges that police are pursuing as a result of the incident last Friday.

“Long story short, we don’t believe there was any criminal activity in relation to the actual hitting of the pedestrian,” said Numan on Tuesday.

Numan said they will not release the name of the 14-year-old girl who was killed at the request of her family. The Eden Valley native was in the Rocky region visiting friends and family.

Police received a call at about 9:45 p.m. on Friday about a crash about 40 km west of Rocky Mountain House on Hwy 11. A pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle. While en route, officers encountered an SUV travelling east on Hwy 11 matching the description of one of the vehicles possibly involved in the crash.

Moments later, the SUV entered the ditch. Police located several intoxicated occupants in the vehicle, along with a female who was in critical condition.

Soon after, RCMP found a pickup with significant front-end damage about 15 km further west on Hwy 11. Police spoke to the driver, who had been eastbound on Hwy 11 when he struck a female pedestrian who was walking on the highway near the SUV, which was parked on the westbound shoulder.

The truck driver stopped to offer assistance and an altercation took place between he and the SUV occupants. The SUV occupants placed the injured female in their vehicle and left towards Rocky Mountain House.

She was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.

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