Woman, 45, killed in hit-and-run, RCMP say suspect still at large

EDMONTON — RCMP say a 45-year-old woman was killed while officers chased a man fleeing in a vehicle late Saturday night just outside of Edmonton.

Supt. Leanne MacMillian says Beaumont RCMP located the suspect in a parked truck at a local business in Beaumont, about 25 kilometres south of Edmonton.

When officers attempted arrest, MacMillian says the suspect fled away at a high speed from the area and was later located by an Edmonton police helicopter, Macmillan says.

She adds the suspect rammed a Leduc RCMP vehicle at a high speed and fled, after which a tire deflation service was deployed -- disabling several civilian vehicles and the suspect's truck.

MacMillian says the truck fatally hit a woman who had stepped out of her car to check for damages to her car from the tire deflation system.

The woman was a resident of Fort Saskatchewan.

The truck, which was later located at 50th Street and 22nd Avenue in southwest Edmonton, also hit another vehicle, leaving a man with non-life-threatening injuries, she says.

MacMillian says the suspect stole a parked 2020 Honda Civic with a child inside.

The child was located unharmed while the suspect is still at large.

Alberta Serious Incident Response Team has been notified, MacMillian says.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 25, 2024.

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