UPDATE: Red Deer RCMP arrest man involved in fatal hit and run

RCMP flew to Nipawin, Sask. to arrest Tosh Vertraeten

Red Deer RCMP have arrested and charged a 29-year-old man in relation to a fatal hit and run that occurred in north Red Deer on March 11th.

RCMP identified the suspect after a lengthy investigation involving a number of interviews and the painstaking collection of evidence. Police then determined he had relocated to Saskatchewan. On Nov. 12th, members of the Red Deer RCMP flew to Nipawin, Saskatchewan and arrested him, bringing him back to Red Deer to face charges. Red Deer RCMP thank Nipawin RCMP for their assistance in locating and arresting the accused and to the K Division Interview Assistance Team who assisted as well.

Tosh Vertraeten, 29, faces the charge of failure to stop or remain when a person died.

Verstraeten has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on Dec. 5th.

Red Deer RCMP received countless public tips and support throughout the course of this investigation, and want to express their appreciation to citizens.

“While criminal charges cannot replace the loss of a loved one, we are hopeful that this will help the victim’s family and friends to find some closure,” said Sergeant Kevin Halwa of the Red Deer RCMP. “Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by this tragic event.”

-Submitted by Red Deer RCMP

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

1 in 7 Albertans have been tested for COVID-19

56 additional cases Thursday, 1,107 active cases remain in the province

Seven vying to lead ECN

Challengers to incumbent include NGCI president

Two females arrested for carjacking in Leduc; sword and bear spray used as weapon

Wetaskiwin and Maskwacis female arrested for carjacking.

94 new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta on Wednesday, two more deaths

1,146 active cases with 9,891 recovered cases

COVID-19: One more death reported in central zone

Number of active cases has decreased by more than 200 since last week

Protestors for Indigenous Lives Matter gather in Wetaskiwin

Protestors gathered along 56 St Wetaskiwin, Alta. August 4, 2020 for Indigenous Lives Matter.

Sylvan Lake man’s documentary getting limited run in Alberta theatres

Scott McDermott’s documentary will be in 14 theatres, including Sylvan Lake and Wetaskiwin

Other communities can learn from Sexsmith: AUMA president

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association is an advocacy group for urban municipalities

Proposed oil and gas assessment changes could have big impact on municipal revenues

Croup representing urban municipalities is concerned about the outcome

‘Do our lives count for less?’: COVID-19 exposes cracks in disability aid

In July, Parliament approved a $600 payment for people with disabilities facing additional expenses during COVID-19

Alberta man’s body recovered from Okanagan Lake after five-day search

‘The depth of the water, as well as the topography of the lake, made the recovery of the deceased very challenging’ - RCMP

Feds look to finalize deal with airlines amid contact tracing concerns

Feds look to finalize deal with airlines amid contact tracing concerns

Dwindling B.C. bamboo supply leaves Calgary Zoo biologists worried about pandas

Zoo has been trying to send pandas back to China since May

Booking.com cuts workforce by thousands as travel atrophies

Booking.com cuts workforce by thousands as travel atrophies

Most Read