Woman charged with leaving scene of fatal hit-and-run crash

  • Jul. 30, 2019 4:30 p.m.

Rocky Mountain House RCMP have charged a woman after a cyclist was struck by a car and later found dead in a ditch.

Police received a report Monday at 6:32 a.m. of a male in the ditch on Sunchild Road on the Sunchild First Nation.

RCMP located the male, who was confirmed to be deceased.

An abandoned vehicle was noticed nearby and seized for investigation. The RCMP collision analyst and Red Deer RCMP forensic identification section conducted an examination of the scene.

It is believed the collision occurred sometime before midnight Sunday.

Candace Chipaway, 31, has been charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident causing the death of 33-year-old Andrew Frencheater.

Chipaway is also charged under the Traffic Safety Act.

Chipaway has been released and will appear in Rocky Mountain House provincial court on Aug. 7.

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