Former MFC Light Heavyweight Champion and 7 time UFC veteran Ryan Jimmo was struck by a car in a hit and run incident. Jimmo was rushed to the hospital and later died. Ryan Jimmo was 34 years old. CBC Edmonton reported on the incident before it was confirmed that the victim was indeed, Canadian Ryan Jimmo:
Homicide detectives are investigating a hit and run on Whyte Avenue that left one man dead Sunday morning.
Police say an altercation occurred between the drivers of two vehicles at around 2:15 a.m. in the parking lot of the H2O Lounge, on Whyte Avenue and 101st Street.
The 34-year-old driver of one vehicle walked up to the occupants of the other vehicle. When he began to walk away, police say the suspects’ vehicle accelerated and struck him before leaving the scene.
The suspects’ vehicle, a dark-coloured pickup truck police say was occupied by two Caucasian males, then fled eastbound on Whyte Avenue in the westbound lane and nearly hit a red car.
The truck was last seen near Whyte Avenue and 99th Street.
The 34-year-old man struck in the parking lot was treated and taken to hospital, where he died of his injuries shortly afterwards.
An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.
Police say it’s not known if the victim and the suspects knew each other.