Red Deer, Alta. – Following an investigation of the motor vehicle collision on Sept. 14, 2021, Melvin Will, 83, of Red Deer has been charged with criminal negligence causing death and for failing to provide a breath sample.
Following a judicial hearing, Will was released with conditions and is scheduled to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Oct. 6, 2021.
If you have video or dash cam footage of the area of 48 St. and 52 Ave. between 11:50 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2021, or have additional information about this incident, please contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575.
Sept 15, 2021
Red Deer, Alta. – On Sept. 14, 2021, at 12 p.m., Red Deer RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian located at 48 St. and 52 Ave. Upon arrival of police, Red Deer Emergency Services were on scene providing medical assistance to the pedestrian.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a truck was heading southbound on 52 street. As the truck turned eastbound onto 48 St, a pedestrian was struck in the crosswalk. Medical treatment was provided to the pedestrian; however a 68-year-old woman of Red Deer was declared deceased at the scene. The identity of the deceased will not be released.
Red Deer RCMP arrested the 83-year old male driver of the truck for failing to provide a breath sample and he is currently in custody. The road was closed for approximately two hours while police conducted their investigation.
Red Deer RCMP continue to investigate and are seeking additional witnesses to this incident. If you have video or dash cam footage of the area of 48 St. and 52 Ave. between 11:50 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2021, or have additional information about this incident, please contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575.
An update will be provided when further information is available.
File no. 2021-1380275