69-year-old man dies after being struck in Mill Woods crosswalk

A man was hit by a van on Mill Woods Road South NW at 48 Street Thursday, April 7, 2016. Global News

EDMONTON – A 69-year-old man died from the injuries he sustained when he was hit crossing a street in Mill Woods last week.

At around 9:20 a.m. Thursday, the man was in a marked crosswalk at the intersection of Mill Woods Road and 48 Street when he was struck by a cargo van, police said.

He was taken to hospital in critical condition but died Sunday.

Officers said a middle-aged man behind the wheel of a GMC 3500 van turned left onto 48 Street when he allegedly hit the pedestrian.

The driver, 60-year-old Robert Eugene Labonte, was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and failing to obey a stop sign before entering an intersection.

EPS said this is Edmonton’s 10th traffic fatality of the year.

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*EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally stated the pedestrian was in his mid-40s and was later corrected. It was updated again on April 12 when the pedestrian died.

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