Death of Red Deer man, 26, investigated by RCMP

Man killed as pickup and semi collide on Edson highway

RCMP are investigating the death of a 26-year-old Red Deer man who was seriously assaulted.

Police say the man — who has not been named — was found in an apartment early Wednesday morning.

His injuries were so bad he was flown to a Calgary hospital and put on life support. The next day, the man was pronounced deceased.

After receiving the results of an autopsy, RCMP announced Friday they had begun an homicide investigation.

The RCMP major crimes section is now investigating.