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Man charged in 2018 Edmonton hit and run that killed 88-year-old pedestrian

Nov. 5, 2018: An 88-year-old man is dead after he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene in Edmonton's Chinatown on Sunday evening, police said Monday. Albert Delitala has more from the scene.

Edmonton police have charged a 63-year-old Kam Wong in connection with a hit-and-run collision in November 2018 that took the life of a senior.

Wong was arrested and charged with criminal hit and run causing death. He has been released from custody and is expected to appear in court on May 21.

READ MORE: Man, 88, dies after central Edmonton hit and run

The fatal pedestrian collision happened on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 5:45 p.m.

Police said an elderly man was crossing 97 Street at 106 A Avenue in an unmarked crosswalk when he was struck by a white 2013 Nissan NV2500 van heading south on 97 Street.

Witnesses said the van did not stop after the crash and continued heading south.

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The 88-year-old man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police later located the van, unoccupied, in the area of 97 Street and 106 Avenue.

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