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Sundre man charged by RCMP after fatal hit-and-run on Tuesday

Sundre RCMP laid charges in connection to a fatal hit-and-run incident.

On Tuesday at about 12:30 p.m., Sundre RCMP responded to a report of someone being struck by a motor vehicle at a rural residence on Range Road 43 in Mountain View County.

According to a preliminary investigation, an “interaction” occurred between two men, resulting in the suspect striking the victim with a pick-up truck while backing up. The vehicle then fled the scene.

Emergency Medical Services administered life-saving measures but the victim, Brendan Jeffrey McDonald, 34, of Sundre, was declared deceased at the scene.

A suspect and a pick-up truck were located at a Sundre residence a short time later and an arrest was made without incident.

The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit have taken over the investigation. The RCMP Collision Analyst and the Forensic Identification Section are assisting.

An autopsy was ordered by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Calgary and will be conducted later this week.

A 29-year-old Sundre man has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, failure to remain at the scene of collision and driving while prohibited.

He did not seek bail and is in custody. He will next appear in Okotoks Provincial Court on March 4.

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