Charges laid in fatal hit and run from last year

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Police have charged a 46-year-old man in a fatal hit and run off Macleod Trail last fall. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)
Police have charged a 46-year-old man in a fatal hit and run off Macleod Trail last fall. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)

Charges have been laid in a hit and run that killed a pedestrian in Calgary last October.

A 35-year-old man died on Oct. 1, 2021, after he was hit by a pickup truck around 2:15 a.m., police said. The pedestrian was in the westbound lanes of 50th Avenue S.W., between First Street S.W. and Macleod Trail, when he was struck, police said.

According to investigators, the truck continued through the intersection of Macleod Trail, turned right and fled. Police said the driver failed to return to the scene.

The pedestrian was found by a passing ride-hailing driver about 20 minutes later. The victim was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition and later died.

Police arrested a man in connection to the death later that same month and seized a silver 2007 Dodge Ram that officers believe was involved in the incident.

A 46-year-old man from Calgary has now been charged with one count each of hit and run and hit and run causing death.

Due to a publication ban, police said no further details would be released.