Charges laid in September fatal hit and run
Information from the public has been crucial in assisting investigators in locating a Drayton Valley, Alta., man believed to be responsible for the theft of a vehicle that led to the injury of the vehicle owner and death of a nearby pedestrian that was struck as the suspect fled.
Following a lengthy investigation by the Calgary Police Service Traffic Section, Dakota Frederick OUELLETTE, 25, was charged on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, with:
- Dangerous operation causing death
- Accident resulting in death
- Dangerous operation causing bodily harm
- Accident involving bodily harm
- Fail to stop after an accident
- Dangerous operation of a conveyance
- Operation while prohibited
- Theft of motor vehicle
- No insurance
He remains in custody and will next appear in court on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
Original release below.
Seeking public assistance in vehicle theft that fatally injured senior
We are looking for the public’s assistance to locate a man who stole a vehicle late last month and struck two pedestrians, one of whom has since died as a result of the collision.
At approximately 1:30 p.m., on Thursday. Sept. 24, 2020, a white, 2010 Honda Civic operated by the 30-year-old registered owner, was stolen by an unknown man while in the parking lot of a fast food premises adjacent to the intersection of Falconridge Drive and Falsbridge Drive N.E.
The owner attempted to prevent the theft by climbing onto the Civic. The unknown male continued to drive the vehicle out of the parking lot, turning east onto Falconridge Drive N.E. As the vehicle turned, the owner fell from the vehicle and suffered minor injuries. A second 71-year-old male pedestrian was crossing at the intersection and was struck by the Civic as it continued to drive off east along Falconridge Drive N.E.
The elderly pedestrian was transported by EMS to hospital in critical condition. Late last night, Tuesday, Oct. 6, he succumbed to his injuries.
The Civic owner was also transported to hospital for minor injuries.
The unknown man failed to stop at the scene and has failed to report the collision. The Civic was found abandoned a short time later.
We are looking to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who may know the identity of the suspect and are asking them to call the non-emergency number at 403-266-1234 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously through any of the following methods:
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