The RCMP logo is seen outside the force’s ‘E’ division headquarters in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 16, 2023. RCMP say they have arrested a man accused of driving a truck they allege left the scene after fatally striking a toddler. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The RCMP logo is seen outside the force’s ‘E’ division headquarters in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 16, 2023. RCMP say they have arrested a man accused of driving a truck they allege left the scene after fatally striking a toddler. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

RCMP say suspect in fatal hit-and-run of toddler arrested in Alberta

Police have said that the victim was a 1-year-old boy from George Gordon First Nation in Saskatchewan

RCMP say they have arrested a man accused of driving a truck they allege left the scene after fatally striking a toddler.

Mounties have said that the victim was a one-year-old boy from George Gordon First Nation, 114 kilometres north of Regina.

They said the child was declared dead at the scene on Thursday evening.

Mounties later issued a news release saying they were searching for 33-year-old Mervin Poorman from Kawacatoose First Nation, and he’d been charged with failing to stop after an accident resulting in death and for operating a vehicle while prohibited.

Police sent an update that Poorman was located and arrested Friday evening at a home in Cold Lake, Alta.

They thanked the public for providing information that helped with the investigation.

The Canadian Press

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