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Driver arrested in connection with fatal downtown Red Deer hit-and-run

Red Deer RCMP are investigating a fatal hit-and-run that occurred Sunday September 17. Darryl Dyck / CP

One man is dead and a driver has been arrested after a hit-and-run crash in downtown Red Deer on Sunday night.

Red Deer RCMP were called shortly after 9 p.m. to a shopping complex just off 42nd Street and Gaetz Avenue, where a collision was reported between a pedestrian and a vehicle.

Witnesses said that a vehicle was headed south on Gaetz Avenue  — the main road through the downtown core — when it hit a man.

Police said the driver of the vehicle fled the scene after the collision. A 32-year-old man from Red Deer died from injuries suffered in the collision.

The driver later turned himself in and was arrested.

RCMP have charged 20-year-old Carter Mather, a resident of Red Deer, with failure to stop after an accident resulting in death.

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Mather was released and his next court date is slated for Oct. 16 at the Alberta Court of Justice in Red Deer.

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