CALGARY – Police say a body discovered lying on a northeast road on Monday is a 20-year-old male who was killed in a hit-and-run.
A passerby found a man dead on the ramp that connects westbound 16th Avenue N.E. to southbound Barlow Trail N.E. around 2:30 a.m.
Investigators believe a vehicle travelling westbound on 16th Avenue took the exit ramp onto Barlow Trail South when it struck a pedestrian, before swerving onto the grass median to the left of the off ramp.
The vehicle then returned onto westbound 16th Avenue, driving away from the scene.
The pedestrian received a fatal head injury and was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers believe he was dragged several metres.
Officers later located a Hyundai Santa Fe in the 2400 block of Vermillion Street N.E., and say they are trying to determine if it is connected to the collision.
Police say the owner is a woman who doesn’t live in Vista Heights, where the vehicle was found.
They are looking into whether or not alcohol may have been involved.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or saw a dark blue vehicle with front-end damage leaving the scene is asked to call the Calgary Police Service or Crime stoppers.
Multiple road closures were put in place for several hours as part of the investigation, hampering the the morning commute for some drivers.