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Red Deer RCMP look for suspect truck in pedestrian hit and run

February 7, 2018 8:57 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify the driver of a truck that struck a 17 year old pedestrian as he crossed a north-end intersection last night, then fled the scene.

The collision occurred at 10:15 pm on February 6 as the youth was crossing at the intersection at 71 Street and 50 Avenue. The truck did not stop at the stop sign and struck the victim, who landed on the hood of the truck before falling to the pavement. The truck fled, running over the victim’s foot as it departed. Red Deer Emergency Services attended and transported the victim to hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

The truck is described as an older model truck, possibly a Ford, dark in colour. It was driving westbound on Niven Street at the time of the collision. No description is available of the driver.

If you witnessed this hit and run or have information about this investigation, contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

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Media contact:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP
403-391-4034

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