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Charges laid in hit and run of a Cold Lake teen that occurred on Halloween

After a six-month investigation, police are charging a 47-year-old Cold Lake man alleged to have been driving the vehicle that struck a 15-years-old girl at the intersection of Highway 28 and 43rd Avenue on the evening of Oct. 31, 2022.
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COLD LAKE – A 47-year-old resident of Cold Lake is being charged in connection to a hit and run that occurred on Oct. 31 involving a 15-year-old girl and a white 2022 Ford F150 that had later been found abandoned. 

The incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. at the junction of Highway 28 and 43rd Avenue by the McDonald’s in Cold Lake. 

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The teenage victim lost consciousness and was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

After an extensive six-month investigation, RCMP arrested Cold Lake resident Gerald Matthew Barron. 

Barron is facing one count of failure to stop after an accident resulting in bodily harm.  

He was released on an Appearance Notice to attend Alberta Court of Justice in Cold Lake on June 21.  

No further information will be released by RCMP as the matter is now before the courts. 

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