Red Deer man hit by truck on Hwy 2A last week has died

Raymond McKnight, 35, remembered for his love of family and karaoke

Man hit by truck on Hwy 2A dies of injuries

A Red Deer man hit by a pickup as he walked along Highway 2A near Blackfalds on Nov. 24 has died.

Raymond McKnight, 35, succumbed to his injuries in Calgary’s Foothills Hospital on Monday afternoon, said his uncle Peter Hauch.

McKnight, of Red Deer, was found badly injured next to the highway near Township Road 393, about three km south of Red Deer, around 6:30 p.m.

He was taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and immediately airlifted to Calgary, where he was in a coma.

Hauch said McKnight’s parents, Rosemarie and Jess McKnight, were at his side when he died. The McKnights live on a farm between Spruce View and Caroline. McKnight’s younger sister, Chelsea, lives in Red Deer.

The family, including numerous aunts and uncles around the province, are devastated.

“Your parents aren’t supposed to bury their kids,” said Hauch.

“He was very close to his sister Chelsea. He loved his sister.”

Raymond was a “very outgoing, free-willed young man,” said Hauch. “He liked doing things his way.

“He loved to farm and he loved to sing karaoke. He’d karaoke to anything anyone would listen to, but heavy rock was his specialty.”

RCMP said a man was arrested on the day of the collision and charges are pending.



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