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Police believe driver who struck and killed pedestrian was impaired

Last Updated Apr 21, 2021 at 12:14 pm MDT

One person is dead after being struck by a car along Edmonton Trail on Tuesday afternoon. (PHOTO: Angela Stewart, 660 NEWS)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Calgary police believe a driver was impaired when he struck and killed a man in the northeast Tuesday afternoon.

Just before 3:00 p.m., a pickup truck was travelling north on Edmonton Trail when it jumped a curb along 2 Ave. NE. and struck a 36-year-old man standing on a grassy area.

The man was pronounced dead on scene.

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The driver, a 38-year-old man, continued on until colliding with a second vehicle.

He was arrested at the scene and later released with a driving suspension, but police anticipate charges will be laid at the end of the investigation.

“This is a stark reminder that impaired driving can have dire consequences and our sincere condolences go out to the victim’s family and friends who are grieving his senseless loss,” police said in a statement.

Investigators are still looking into the collision and asking anyone who may have information to contact police or Crime Stoppers.