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54-year-old man charged in death of pedestrian hit by vehicle in west Edmonton

Pedestrian seriously injured in collision on 107 Avenue in central Edmonton
WATCH ABOVE: (From December 2019) Police investigate after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in west Edmonton.

Charges have been laid in connection with a deadly collision in which a vehicle hit a pedestrian in west Edmonton last month, police said on Tuesday.

Thomas Lewis, 54, is charged, though not criminally, with careless driving and failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

The careless driving charge falls under the Traffic Safety Act while the failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk charge falls under the Use of Highway and Rules of the Road Regulation.

According to police, officers responded to a reported crash in the area of 107 Avenue and 130 Street at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 2.

“It was reported to police that a male pedestrian was crossing from the south to the north side of 107 Avenue at 130 Street in a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a Jeep Wrangler travelling westbound on 107 Avenue,” police said in a news release.

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Paramedics treated the 52-year-old man who was hit at the scene before taking him to hospital where he later died of his injuries.

Lewis is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 5.

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on 107 Avenue at 130 Street in Edmonton, Alta. on Monday, December 2, 2019.
A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on 107 Avenue at 130 Street in Edmonton, Alta. on Monday, December 2, 2019. Dayne Winter, Global News