Truck seized, man arrested in fatal Calgary hit and run

Calgary police investigating a serious hit-and-run collision on 50 Avenue Southwest, just east of MacLeod Trail, on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. Global News

A 45-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run in south Calgary earlier this month.

At around 2:15 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, a pedestrian was in the westbound lanes of 50 Avenue Southwest between 1 Street Southwest and Macleod Trail when police said he was struck by a light-coloured pickup truck heading west along 50 Avenue.

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The man suffered life-threatening injuries and later died.

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Man critically injured in Calgary hit and run collision early Friday morning

Police said the truck continued driving through the intersection and fled the area.

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Read more: Man dies after hit and run on Macleod Trail, police look for suspect truck

In an update Wednesday morning, Calgary police said they have since located and seized a silver 2007 Dodge Ram that was being sought in the investigation. It is now being examined by traffic section investigators.

In addition, Calgary police said they have arrested a 45-year-old man in relation to the hit and run. Charges have not yet been laid. Police said the investigation is ongoing and collision reconstruction investigations can take months to complete.

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