At 12:55 a.m. on March 17, 2017, a Toyota Camry travelling at a high speed hit an unoccupied Ford F-150, which was parked on the street in the 1300 block of Needles Crescent in Elkford.
The small vehicle smashed into the parked truck and left the scene.
Within five minutes, RCMP officers attended the scene, and followed a trail to where they found the offending vehicle parked several blocks away.
Inspecting the vehicle, officers found a passenger still inside. Injuries to the occupant were deemed life-threatening and therefore warranted transportation to Cranbrook via helicopter, and subsequently to Calgary via air for further treatment.
Officers found the registered owner of the vehicle inside the house where the car was parked, with non-life-threatening injuries. At this time, RCMP are not confirming this person as the driver. The passenger has since regained consciousness.
Both the registered owner (age 19) and the vehicle passenger (age 18) are residents of the Elk Valley. Police investigation is ongoing.