Blaine Alexander Prockiw was charged in a hit-and-run after Mounties approached his family to notify them that his brother had been killed on a highway crash near Smoky Lake over the weekend.
The car Mounties believed was responsible for the death was at the home where the notification was being served.
Mounties said Clayton Bradley Prockiw was struck and killed by a vehicle early Sunday morning while he walked south on Hwy. 855.
The body was found later by a passing motorist, said Smoky Lake RCMP.
“The highway was closed for several hours as members from the RCMP Collision Reconstruction Team and Forensic Identification Section investigated the scene,” said RCMP Sgt. Steve Smith.
“Through crime scene investigation, the vehicle make and model was identified.
“Police located what is believed to be the suspect vehicle while notifying family members of the incident.”
That car allegedly belongs to Clayton’s brother Blaine, said Mounties.
Alcohol is believed to have been a contributing factor and Mounties are continuing with the investigation, said Smith.
Blaine, 49, of Smoky Lake, has been charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident.
Alcohol – combined with a 4x4 joyride – is also believed to be a factor in a traffic fatality near Brooks over the weekend, said police.
One man was killed in the crash while another was taken to Calgary via STARS Air Ambulance in a crash that occurred Saturday evening within the Martin Industrial Subdivision just south of the City of Brooks, Mounties said in a press release.
“Two males were joyriding in their Jeep, driving over a large dirt mound,” Mounties said.
“The Jeep landed on its roof.”
Joel Preston, 41, of Brooks, was the passenger in the vehicle and was killed in the crash, Mounties said.
The driver, a 41-year-old Tilley man, was sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Charges are pending, said Mounties.
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