On July 21, 2019, at approximately 5:11 a.m., St. Paul RCMP responded to a call of a female, who was laying on the side of the Main Road on
Whitefish Lake First Nation #128, AB. The female, 26 of Whitefish Lake, was declared deceased on scene by Paramedics.
An investigation by the St. Paul RCMP with the assistance of St. Paul Forensic Identification Section, RCMP Collision Reconstructionist and RCMP Serious Crimes determined that the female jumped out of a moving vehicle. The driver did not stop or return to the scene to provide any assistance.
The driver, Simon Shirt, 30, of Whitefish Lake has now been charged for failure to stop after an accident resulting in death. He was held in custody for court and is next to appear at St. Paul Provincial Court on November 28, 2019.
St. Paul RCMP would like to thank all those that came forward with information which assisted the police during their investigation.