UPDATED: RCMP hunt for suspect in Thorsby gas and dash death

Fas Gas owner struck by driver, Oct. 6

RCMP continue to investigate the hit and run death of a man, which occurred at the Fas Gas service station in Thorsby, Oct. 6, 2017, at 3:45 p.m.

The stolen white Ford cube van, involved in a fatal pedestrian hit and run in Thorsby, has been located by the RCMP, abandoned, in a rural area southwest of Devon. The van was recovered near Range Road 275 and Township Road 502.

Mr. Ki Yun Jo, 54, has been identified as the victim in this incident. He was the owner/operator of the service station.

The vehicle was stolen from Spruce Grove on Oct.6 at approximately 2:00 p.m. before driving to Thorsby.

The vehicle failed to pay for it’s gas and struck Ki Yun Jo as he attempted to stop or gain the attention of the driver. He succumbed to his injuries on scene.

Anyone with any information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Thorsby/Bretton RCMP at 780-789-3951. If you wish to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers by phone at

1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

 

The white commercial van is suspected to be involved in the Oct. 6 death of a Thorsby Fas Gas owner’s death. l Photo courtesy of the RCMP