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Charges laid in fatal hit and run in southern Alberta

A file photo of an RCMP cruiser. Sean Kilpatrick, The Canadian Press

Cochrane RCMP have laid charges in a deadly pedestrian hit and run in Morley, Alta., last week.

Police were called to Morley Road on Jan. 3 for reports of a fatal collision. When they arrived, RCMP found a 40-year-old woman dead.

According to RCMP, the vehicle thought to be involved in the deadly crash returned to the scene and the people inside approached officers.

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An unnamed 19-year-old Morley woman has been charged with failure to stop after an accident causing death, driving without a licence, driving without insurance and possession of stolen property under $5,000.

“The investigation into the cause of the collision continues, however, police believe speed played a role and further charges are pending,” RCMP said in a news release. “Alcohol was not a factor in this collision.”

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Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to call Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000 or to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.

Morley is located about 50 kilometres west of Calgary.

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