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Grande Prairie man charged in fatal hit and run

A photo of an RCMP vehicle.
A photo of an RCMP vehicle. Global News/File

A Grande Prairie man is facing several charges related to a fatal hit and run in the northern Alberta city.

Police said Terris Truax, 37, was charged on Dec. 5 in connection an Oct. 29 collision in Grande Prairie that claimed the life of a 26-year-old Edmonton man.

Grande Prairie RCMP said white Ford F-350 pick-up truck collided with a Volkswagen Jetta. The driver of the car was taken to hospital where he later died of his injuries. Nobody else was injured in the crash.

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Police said they determined the pick-up truck had been stolen in Grande Prairie two weeks before the fatal collision, and, “police encountered the suspect vehicle driving erratically on 116 Street” on the night of the crash.

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“A traffic stop was initiated by police and the vehicle failed to stop,” the RCMP said. “In the interest of public safety, the vehicle was not engaged further by police.”

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Truax has been charged with dangerous driving causing death, failure to remain at the scene of an accident involving death, flight from a peace officer and two counts of possession of property obtained by crime.

RCMP said he remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 19.