Beiseker alberta

A 40-year-old Calgary man is in police custody following a fatal hit and run near Beiseker Thursday.

Police made the arrest hours after a two-car crash early in the morning where a 51-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries.

Investigators allege a pickup truck was travelling southbound on Highway 9 when it collided with a northbound SUV.

The woman, from Beiseker, was the only person in the SUV. She died on scene.

The driver fled the scene, but witnesses did come forward to share information with police.

Duty Insp. Paul Stacey said officers arrested the man, who turned himself in, around 5 p.m. MT.

Lloyd Louis Gerard has been charged with dangerous driving causing death and failing to remain at the scene of a collision having caused death.

His first court appearance is Friday in Airdrie.

Beiseker is a one-hour drive northeast of Calgary.