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Bloodvein pedestrian dead after being hit by SUV New Year’s Day

RCMP Berens River detachment. RCMP

RCMP are investigating the death of a Berens River woman in a New Year’s Day vehicle-pedestrian collision, and they say alcohol and speed may have been factors.

At 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, a 21-year-old woman from Bloodvein was walking with a small group of people on Berens River’s Main Road when she was hit by a westbound SUV.

The SUV’s driver stopped at the scene, and then immediately drove to the Berens River RCMP office to alert police.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police have charged David Ernest George, 36, with impaired driving causing death.

George has been released from custody on a recognizance and has a scheduled court appearance in Berens River on March 12.

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RCMP, including a forensic collision reconstructionist, continue to investigate.

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