RCMP investigate fatal hit-and-run involving pedestrian near Lethbridge

Coaldale RCMP are investigating a fatal hit-and-run near Lethbridge that claimed the life of a 26-year-old man from the Blood Tribe Reserve.

According to police, two people were walking down Highway 5 near Township Road 82 shortly before 5 a.m. The pair — a man and a woman — had just left Lethbridge city limits and were heading toward the airport when the man was struck by a southbound truck.

Police say the man was on the southbound driving lane at the time of the collision.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was not hurt.

The driver did not remain at the scene of the crash but investigators believe the vehicle involved to be a red Dodge Ram 2500 or 3500 with a model year between 2013 and 2015.

Police say the truck will have “significant” damage to the front grill.

While it was dark outside at the time of the crash, police say there were street lights on in the area and visibility was good. Police say it’s too early to determine what, if any, charges will be laid.

“I’m not sure why the driver did not stay. It’s a criminal offence to fail to remain after these types of collisions. Once we identify and locate the driver, we will look into the reasons why they did not stay,” said Coaldale RCMP Staff Sgt. Glenn Henry.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Coaldale RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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Sherwood Park

Sherwood Park is a large hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Strathcona County that is recognized as an urban service area.[7] It is located adjacent to the City of Edmonton’s eastern boundary,[8] generally south of Highway 16 (Yellowhead Trail), west of Highway 21 and north of Highway 630 (Wye Road).[9] Other portions of Sherwood Park extend beyond Yellowhead Trail and Wye Road, while Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216) separates Refinery Row to the west from the balance of the hamlet to the east.[9]

Sherwood Park was established in 1955 on farmland of the Smeltzer family, east of Edmonton. With a population of 70,618 in 2016,[6] Sherwood Park has enough people to be Alberta’s seventh largest city, but technically retains the status of a hamlet. The Government of Alberta recognizes the Sherwood Park Urban Service Area as equivalent to a city.


Sherwood Park, originally named Campbelltown, was founded by John Hook Campbell and John Mitchell in 1953 when the Municipal District of Strathcona No. 83 approved their proposed development of a bedroom community east of Edmonton. The first homes within the community were marketed to the public in 1955. Canada Post intervened on the name of Campbelltown due to the existence of several other communities in Canada within the same name, so the community’s name was changed to Sherwood Park in 1956.

The Sherwood Park Urban Service Area is located in the Edmonton Capital Region along the western edge of central Strathcona County adjacent to the City of Edmonton.[8] The majority of the community is bound by Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway) to the north, Highway 21 to the east, Highway 630 (Wye Road) to the south, and Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216) to the west. The Refinery Row portion of Sherwood Park is located across Anthony Henday Drive to the west, between Sherwood Park Freeway and Highway 16. Numerous developments fronting the south side of Wye Road, including Wye Gardens, Wye Crossing, Salisbury Village and the Estates of Sherwood Park, are also within the community. Lands north of Highway 16 and south of Township Road 534/Oldman Creek between Range Road 232 (Sherwood Drive) to the west and Highway 21 to the east are also within the Sherwood Park urban service area.

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