Driver in fatal hit and run near Irricana released on bail

The Calgary man accused in a fatal hit and run near Irricana, Alta., has been released on bail.

Funeral held for victim — a nurse and mother of one who was celebrating her 51st birthday

This Dodge Ram pickup hit an SUV head on near Irricana, Alta. (RCMP)

The Calgary man accused in a fatal hit and run near Irricana, Alta., has been released on bail.

A woman from Beiseker, Alta., was killed last Thursday when her SUV collided with a Dodge Ram pickup on Highway 9.

When police arrived on scene there were two vehicles, but the driver of the second vehicle was gone.

The man was later arrested when he turned himself in.

Lloyd Louis Gerard, 40, is charged with dangerous driving causing death and failing to remain at the scene of a collision.

"The most onerous one is the judge has prohibited him from driving a motor vehicle," said Gerard's lawyer Ryan Claxton about the bail conditions. "Other than that, he will be on a curfew and he'll be required to remain in his residence during that curfew from 10 until six in the morning, I believe it was."

Gerard will be back in court on August 16.

Funeral held for victim

A funeral service was held Thursday morning for Raelene Schmaltz, the nurse who was killed in the fatal hit and run.

The 51-year-old driver of this SUV succumbed to her injuries after being hit by a pickup truck last Thursday. (RCMP)

She was celebrating her 51st birthday.

The funeral for the mother of one was held in her hometown of Beiseker.

Beiseker is a one-hour drive northeast of Calgary.