Pedestrian killed in hit and run on Sunday

Red Deer RCMP investigate

RCMP are looking for the driver of the truck involved in a fatal hit and run with a pedestrian on Sunday night in north Red Deer.

Red Deer RCMP said at 8:45 p.m. police responded to the 5200 block of 76th 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.

The truck was last seen driving eastbound on 76th Street and may have turned right onto Gaetz Avenue.

RCMP are looking for an older model red truck, believed to be late 1970s or early 1980s vintage, possibly a GMC or Chevrolet, with a four-by-four decal on the box. The truck is missing the passenger side mirror as a result of the fatal collision, and may have sustained further damage to the passenger front or side.

Police were unable to obtain a description of the driver.

RCMP are asking residents and businesses in the area of 76th Street and Gaetz Avenue who have security cameras to check them for images of this distinctive truck for the time frame between 8:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, or to call RCMP to collect the footage.

“Red Deer RCMP extend our sincere sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased man at this tragic time,” said Sgt. Kevin Halwa with Red Deer RCMP traffic unit.

“We continue to actively search for the suspect driver and truck, and ask anyone who knows anything about this fatal hit and run to contact the police immediately.”

Anyone with information about is asked to contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. If information leads to an arrest there could be a cash reward up to $2,000.



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