Mother of five killed by vehicle in Maskwacis
Body of Delaina Lace Cutarm, 29, found a short distance from where she was hit
Police are investigating the death of a 29-year-old woman hit by a vehicle in Maskwacis.
RCMP have identified the woman as Delaina Lace Cutarm.
An obituary for Cutarm says she had five children. Her funeral will be held Friday in Maskwacis.
The collision happened on the Ermineskin Cree Nation reserve some time late on July 5 or early on July 6, two kilometres north of Highway 611 on Schoolhouse Road, RCMP said Thursday.
Cutarm's body was found in a separate location a short distance from the site of the collision. Police didn't reveal the exact location but said the body was found outside.
Officers from the Maskwacis RCMP detachment went to the scene of the collision on Schoolhouse Road around 1:30 a.m. on July 6. The RCMP forensic identification section and a collision reconstructionist helped investigators at the scene.
An autopsy confirmed Cutarm's injuries were consistent with "having been struck by a vehicle," police said in a news release.
Police are asking anyone with information on Cutarm's activities during the evening of July 5, or in the early morning of July 6, to contact them as they work to create a timeline of events leading up to her death.