Charges laid after Hit and Run in Saddle Lake in November

Charges laid in Investigation into Hit and Run

August 24, 2017

St. Paul, Alberta – An arrest has been made by St. Paul RCMP after a fatal hit and run was reported on Nov. 26, 2016. St. Paul RCMP were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian who was lying on a road in Saddle Lake First Nation. A witness that was on scene assisting the pedestrian male then updated police that a white Ford F-150 truck struck the pedestrian male while he was lying in the roadway. The truck also collided with a vehicle nearby and then fled the scene. The truck was later recovered in Saddle Lake.

Romeo Quinney**, a 27-year-old male from Saddle Lake was pronounced deceased at the scene. No one else was injured.

Tyson Hunter**, a 44-year-old male from Saddle Lake was arrested and charged with: · Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death – Sec. 249(4) C.C. · Fail to remain at the scene of an accident – Sec. 252 (1.3) C.C. · Driving while disqualified – Sec. 259(4) C.C.

He was remanded into custody and his next court appearance will be today in St. Paul Provincial Court. St. Paul RCMP were assisted during this investigation by the Forensic Identification Unit (FIS), Collision Reconstruction Unit and Athabasca and Vermillion Traffic Services. As this matter is now before the courts no further information will be provided.

HISTORY: St. Paul RCMP investigate fatal hit and run

On Nov. 26, 2016 at approximately 5:00 p.m., St. Paul RCMP were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian who was lying on a road in Saddle Lake First Nation.

A witness that was on scene assisting the pedestrian male then updated police that a white Ford F-150 truck struck the pedestrian male while he was lying in the roadway. The truck also collided with a vehicle nearby and then fled the scene.

A 27-year-old male pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene. The name of the deceased will not be released. No one else was injured.

Traffic was diverted for several hours while members along with an RCMP Collision Analyst conducted the investigation.