It’s been more than a year since Angel Cardinal died after being hit by a vehicle on a highway near Edmonton, and police haven’t found the person who hit her.
In an effort to generate more tips, Morinville RCMP have released a picture of the 19-year-old Edmonton woman.
“Additionally, RCMP wish to speak to anyone that may have information on what brought Angel to Highway 28 on Feb. 26, 2022,” said RCMP in a news release Wednesday.
Police said around 5:30 a.m., an unknown man reported the hit and run on Highway 28, one kilometre north of the Anthony Henday.
Cardinal was part of a huge family who was impacted by the loss, said her great-aunt Karen Ward.
“Feels like yesterday. There’s not a day that doesn’t go by that I don’t think of her,” said Ward.
Ward said the stretch of highway where Cardinal was hit is a busy one.
“There’s got to be someone who may have seen what had happened. If someone did, I just beg them to please come forward,” she said.
She said she has no idea why Cardinal was outside of Edmonton at that time of day.
“I still wonder to this day, what was she doing in that area?” said Ward.
“Did someone pick her up, did someone take her to that location? Did she fight with someone because she didn’t have any shoes on?”
“We don’t know.”
Anyone with information about the collision or why Cardinal was in the area can call Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520 or submit anonymous tips on Crime Stoppers.