Calgary police deem man’s death in Southview as hit and run

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WATCH: There are still a lot of questions after police found a man in medical distress, lying in the middle of a road in southeast Calgary on Wednesday. Video from the scene shows the man tried to get into a vehicle that was driving away before he was knocked over. As Lauren Pullen reports, the man died in hospital – Jun 8, 2022

A man died in southeast Calgary Wednesday morning, and police are now looking for a truck. Investigators believe the man was a victim of a hit and run.

At around 5:10 a.m., Calgary police were called to the 1700 block of 35 Street S.E. for reports of a man in medical distress. EMS attended the scene and transported the man to hospital where he later died.

According to a news release sent out by police on Wednesday, the fatality was considered to be an “undetermined death.” ​However, on Thursday police said investigators have identified a suspect and vehicle believed to be involved in the collision

An aerial photo of the crime scene Calgary police are investigating after a man was found in medical distress near the 1700 block of 35 Street S.E. on June 8, 2022. Global News

Police say the victim, a 34-year-old man, had been at an area bar. It’s believed the man left the bar and at some point was “holding onto the door handle of a departing red truck when he fell alongside the vehicle and was run over.”

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CPS believes the truck left the scene before returning a short while later to check on the victim. Both the driver and the vehicle have been located.

This investigation has since been taken over by the Calgary Police Service Traffic Section and police don’t expect to release any new information.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers online.

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