Red Deer cyclist dead after being hit by vehicle

A Red Deer cyclist was killed when he was struck by a vehicle last weekend.

Blackfalds RCMP responded to a collision involving the cyclist on Highway 2, between Highway 11 and the 32nd Street overpass, at about 12:45 a.m. on Saturday.

Police say the preliminary investigation reveals a SUV was travelling southbound when it collided with the 32-year-old male cyclist.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Edwin Aklamanu, 36, of Edmonton, has been charged with failing to provide a breath sample causing death and operation of a vehicle while impaired causing death.

He’ll appear in Red Deer provincial court Oct. 16.

Blackfalds RCMP, along with an RCMP collision analyst, continue to investigate.

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