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Woman charged after person in wheelchair struck, killed on road

A woman from Thunder Bay, Ont., has been charged several weeks after she allegedly struck and killed a wheelchair user with her minivan. The Canadian Press Images/Francis Vachon

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – A woman from Thunder Bay, Ont., has been charged several weeks after she allegedly struck and killed a wheelchair user with her minivan.

Police say the incident happened on Oct. 17, when the woman using the wheelchair was crossing the road with a man.

They say the woman fell out of her wheelchair while she was in a turning lane.

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As the man travelling with her was about to help her up, police say she was struck and killed by a minivan.

They say the driver, a 28-year-old woman, stayed at the scene.

She was arrested this morning and is now charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death and two counts of breaching probation.

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