Woodbine fatal hit-and-run suspect son of Calgary police officer

One of the suspects in a hit-and-run crash that killed a driver in Woodbine on Thursday is an underage son of a Calgary police officer, CBC News has learned.

Youth arrested along with adult woman at scene, 3rd suspect still at large

A truck driving the wrong way on 37th Street near 130th Avenue S.W. smashed into another vehicle, killing the driver, on Feb. 18. (CBC)

One of the suspects in a hit-and-run crash that killed a motorist in Woodbine on Thursday is an underage son of a Calgary police officer, CBC News has learned.

The incident began when a Tsuut'ina police officer tried to stop a pickup truck that Calgary police believe had been stolen from Chestermere.

The truck sped out of the reserve into Calgary, driving down 37th Street near 130th Avenue S.W. in the wrong lane, before colliding head-on with a car and killing its driver — a man in his 50s.

Calgary police arrested two suspects at the scene — a male youth, who cannot be named, and 26-year-old Janelle Umbherville. CBC News has learned she was out of custody on bail in connection with other offences.

3rd suspect still at large

The young male was charged with possession of stolen property and occupying a stolen motor vehicle. He was released from custody on a promise to appear in court at a later date, police say.

A third man, believed to be the driver of the pickup, is still at large. Police say investigators believe they know who he is.

Umbherville faces six new charges including possession of stolen property, taking a motor vehicle without consent and breaching the conditions of her release.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating the Tsuut'ina police department's involvement in the incident.

Police believe the truck that crashed into a car in Woodbine had been stolen from Chestermere. (Google Maps)

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