RCMP charge 30-year-old after fatal hit and run
A 19-year-old man died from his injuries after being transported to health centre, police say
RCMP have charged a man following a hit-and-run in Rankin Inlet that took the life of a 19-year-old man.
Police were called to the accident at 1:20 a.m. on Sept. 18.
By the time they arrived, the driver had fled the area, according to a news release from the RCMP. He abandoned the vehicle outside of town.
On Sept. 24, police charged Ben Angoshadluk, 30, with impaired operation causing death, dangerous operation causing death and failure to remain at the scene of an accident.
A woman was also in the car at the time of the incident, said Cpl. Pauline Melanson.
Paramedics transported the victim to the health centre on the night of the accident, where he later died from his injuries.
Melanson declined to name the victim, out of respect for his family, she said.
Angoshadluk is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 1.