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RCMP seeking truck driver involved in fatal collision

VALLEYVIEW, Alta. -- The RCMP are hoping the trucking indusry can help solve a mystery involving the deat...

VALLEYVIEW, Alta. — The RCMP are hoping the trucking indusry can help solve a mystery involving the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a semi on Nov. 21, 2009.

The incident occurred on Hwy. 43, 15 km west of Valleyview at 8:30 p.m., police say. The Valleyview RCMP, Valleyview Fire Department and Peace Region EMS were dispatched to the scene where the fatality had occurred. An 18-year-old female pedestrian, a resident of the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, had been struck first by a pick-up truck and then by a semi.

The investigation concluded the victim had been walking within the westbound lane of travel near the center of the highway when she was first struck by a pick-up truck. She was then hit by an eastbound tractor-trailer, police say. The semi stopped, then left the scene, police say.

Police are not releasing the victim’s name and no charges are anticipated at this time. However, police want to speak to the driver of the passing semi or anyone else with information about the incident. They can call their local police or RCMP detachment or call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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