19-year-old taken into custody following fatal pedestrian hit and run

Apr 23 2019, 3:58 pm

A 38-year-old man is dead and a 19 year old is in custody following a fatal pedestrian collision on Monday night.

A release from the Calgary Police Service states that the man was struck at the intersection of 32nd Avenue NE and 26th Street NE by a 2006 Acura TL travelling at a high rate of speed at around 9:30 pm.

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The vehicle had been travelling alongside a Toyota Tacoma, which was also allegedly travelling at a high rate of speed, and police say that the intersection’s lights had been showing red against the two vehicles. After the man was struck, both vehicles failed to stop at the scene.

Around midnight, a 19-year-old man arrived at an RCMP detachment in Chestermere and was taken into custody.

Police say that he is assisting with their enquiries.

CPS is also asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision or knows anything about the events leading up to it to contact the Calgary Police Traffic Section at 403-567-4000 or the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234.

Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or by visiting their website.