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UPDATE: Man killed in 68 Avenue hit and run

UPDATE: An Edmonton man was killed in a crash Monday night. Grande Prairie RCMP says it responded to a report of the serious crash at the intersection of 100 Street and 68 Avenue around 10:18 p.m.

A white Ford F-350 crashed into a small Volkswagen the 26-year-old man was driving. He was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.

Police say the driver of the pickup ran away from the scene into the Patterson area, but Police Dog Services couldn’t find him. He’s described as a white man wearing black clothing. His arm may be hurt and he could have other injuries.

It has since been revealed that the Ford was reported stolen in Grande Prairie on October 15th. Officers reportedly came across it driving erratically on 116 Street before the crash. They tried to pull the driver over, but it didn’t stop. The vehicle wasn’t chased out of concerns for public safety.

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The RCMP is now looking to the public for help identifying the suspect.

“RCMP encourage anyone with information on this crime to come forward,” says Constable Melanie McIntosh. “Even the smallest piece of information about events leading up to the collision, the collision itself or the period following the collision may be valuable to the investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Grande Prairie RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

We’re still waiting for more information from RCMP on a potentially serious crash in Grande Prairie Monday night. 68 Avenue was closed to traffic from 100 Street to Poplar Drive for several hours overnight.

Grande Prairie RCMP confirmed Tuesday morning the crash at the intersection with 100 Street was under investigation and said more details would be released later in the day. Nothing had been made public by 5 p.m.

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