Battlefords RCMP are investigating a death after receiving a report of a deceased man in the middle of Highway 4 about one kilometre south of Battleford at about 4:20 a.m. Wednesday.
The the man has been identified as 33-year-old Merle Curley from Mosquito First Nation. RCMP say Curley's family has given permission to release his name in the hope that it will lead to information coming forward to assist in the investigation. It is believed that Curley was struck by a vehicle that did not remain on scene.
Traffic heading north and south on Highway 4 was detoured for several hours Thursday while police investigated the incident.
Anyone with further information regarding this incident is asked to call the Battlefords RCMP at 306-446-2017. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by Secure Web Tips at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.