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1 dead in early Saturday hit-and-run on Memorial Drive


One person is dead after a pedestrian was hit early Saturday morning on Memorial Drive.

A police spokesperson confirmed that around 12:20 a.m., a man in his 70s was walking north along 47 Street S.E. in a marked crosswalk when he was struck by an SUV travelling east on Memorial Drive.

The driver fled the scene before abandoning the vehicle a few blocks away.

Police found the vehicle and are continuing to search for the driver.

They say excessive speed may have been a factor in the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 403-266-1234. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online or by downloading the P3 Tips app. Top Stories

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