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Female pedestrian dead after being hit by vehicle on QEW in Oakville, OPP say

OPP shut down part of the QEW near Dorval Road Thursday evening.
OPP shut down part of the QEW near Dorval Road Thursday evening. Adam Dabrowski / Global News

Ontario Provincial Police say a female pedestrian has died in hospital after she got out of a vehicle on the highway and was hit by another vehicle in Oakville Thursday evening.

An OPP spokesperson told Global News emergency crews were called to the westbound lanes of the Queen Elizabeth Way near Dorval Road just after 9:50 p.m. with reports of a collision.

The OPP initially reported Thursday night that the 34-year-old woman had died from her injuries. But in an update Friday morning, the OPP said she was alive but on life-support in hospital.

In an update provided Friday evening, Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said Heather Kakakaway died.

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Schmidt said that at some point after being narrowly hit by some vehicles, Kakakaway was eventually struck by a vehicle that caused critical injuries.

The OPP said the driver remained at the scene.

Police closed multiple lanes of the QEW for the investigation. The highway reopened Friday morning.

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