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Piikani Nation woman killed by piece of wood

GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR – BRYAN PASSIFUME
A woman killed May 17 on Highway 3 on the Piikani Nation died as a result of being struck with a piece of wood, police say.
Piikani RCMP made the announcement last week as new facts about the fatality became known.
Twenty-six year old Edna Mae Four Horns was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:44 p.m. May 17 in what was then thought as a hit-and-run.
According to Const. Tyrone Potts, Four Horns died as a result of being struck in the head by a large piece of wood, either a 2 by 4 or 2 by 6, while walking eastbound on Highway 3 near Range Road 282.
Potts was unable to say if the wood fell from a passing vehicle, or if it was sticking out.
“It could have been a semi truck, it could have been a car,” Potts said. “With all of the holiday traffic, we just don’t know.”
Potts said that it was likely the driver wasn’t even aware the woman had been hit.
RCMP are appealing for witnesses who were driving in the area to call the Piikani RCMP at 403-965-2001

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