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.
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.