March 19, 2019 1:23 pm
Updated: March 19, 2019 8:45 pm

Montreal police investigate after woman fatally struck by dump truck

A pedestrian died after being hit by a dump truck at the intersection of Viger Avenue and St-Urbain Street. Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

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Montreal police are investigating the death of a 74-year-old woman after she was struck by a dump truck while  walking in Chinatown.

Police said a 911 call reporting the collision at the intersection of Viger Avenue and St-Urbain Street came in at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday.

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Preliminary information gathered at the scene suggests the pedestrian was struck as the truck, heading south on St-Urbain Street, attempted a left-hand turn onto Viger.

Police said  said the pedestrian was declared dead at the scene.

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The driver of the truck was taken to hospital to be treated for shock.

A perimeter was set up as collision experts investigated.

The area has since reopened to traffic.

— With files from Global’s Kalina Laframboise

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