Charge laid in September hit-and-run collision that killed southern Alberta man

A man from the Blood Tribe area is dead after an early-morning hit-and-run collision on a southern Alberta highway. Global News

Charges have been laid in a hit-and-run collision that left a Blood Tribe Reserve man dead in September of last year.

Police were called at around 4:50 a.m. on Sept. 2, 2018 to the area of Highway 5 and Township Road 82 after reports that a man had been hit while two people were walking on the road.

The pair had reportedly just left Lethbridge city limits and were walking toward the Lethbridge Airport when a southbound truck hit the man.

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The 26-year-old, who police haven’t identified, died on scene.

Two days later, the driver of the truck turned himself in to police after seeing coverage of the collision on the news.

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Police said Friday Michael White Quills, 31, was recently arrested and is facing one count of fail to stop/remain at a collision causing death.

White Quills was released and is scheduled to be back in Lethbridge Provincial Court on March 6.

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