A 36-year-old man from Peerless Lake, Alta. Is facing multiple charges in connection with the death of a pedestrian after they were hit by a vehicle on a northern Alberta highway.
Shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday morning, police said officers were called to a collision involving a pedestrian northeast of the hamlet of Red Earth Creek.
Police said the victim — a 25-year-old man– died at the scene. They said the vehicle involved was no longer at the scene once officers arrived.
Thirty-six-year-old Dale Cameron Letendre has been arrested and charged with dangerous driving causing death, failing to remain at the scene of a deadly accident and two counts of driving while disqualified.
“Letendre did not speak to bail and has been remanded into custody until his first court appearance,” the RCMP said in a news release Monday evening.
Letendre is scheduled to appear in court in Slave Lake on Wednesday.
Red Earth Creek is located about 450 kilometres north of Edmonton.
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