June 16, 2014 1:38 pm
Updated: June 16, 2014 9:06 pm

Edmonton hit-and-run victim a ‘truly inspiring’ family man


Watch above: Edmonton police have released surveillance and dash cam video of the man wanted in a hit-and-run that left an Edmonton father dead Friday morning. Quinn Ohler has more on the search and how the victim is being remembered.

EDMONTON — Family members have identified the 33-year-old man killed in a hit-and-run on Friday as Adam Groves.

Groves and his wife Jolene had two children, Harley, 7 and Harmony, 4. He had just started his own business, Bloodhound Line Locating & Consulting.

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Groves was trying to prevent the theft of his work truck when he was run over and killed.

READ MORE: Man run down and killed trying to stop his truck from being stolen 

In a statement, Groves’ sister-in-law, Desire Poulin, described him as a “truly inspiring person” who loved the outdoors, camping, hockey, video games, golf, snowboarding, and baseball.

“Although we see Adam’s death as a tragedy, he died a hero. He did what he thought was right, and his livelihood is a big part of providing for his family.

“Nothing comes easy in life, and he worked for everything he had. Adam died a very proud man. He is loved and will always be — by everyone that was a part of his life.

“He lived, breathed and dreamed his kids,” explained Poulin. “Everything he did was in the best interest of his children. All he wanted was to be a hero for them and be the best role model possible. He had nothing but love for them.”

Police located the stolen truck Friday evening but are still searching for the driver.

“I’m just hoping they catch him,” said Lindsey Lafrance on Monday morning.

“I’m just hoping that they catch him quick because no one should get away with something like that.”

Lafrance lives across the street from where the hit-and-run happened on Friday.

“I heard it, but I thought it was kids playing outside because there are always kids screaming outside.

“I was terrified because it’s right across the street,” added Lafrance. “My little girl is the same age as their little girl… It scares me.”

A woman was arrested in relation to the incident but police have not identified her nor said whether she has been charged.

The suspect is aboriginal, in his mid-30s, about six-feet tall, with a medium build and medium-length dark hair.

If you have any information about the suspect or the incident, call police or Crime Stoppers.


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