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Charges laid in alleged drunk driving death of Peguis First Nation pedestrian

Fisher Branch RCMP have charged a woman with drunk driving causing death after a fatal crash in Peguis First Nation last week.
Fisher Branch RCMP have charged a woman with drunk driving causing death after a fatal crash in Peguis First Nation last week. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lee Brown

Police say a woman was drunk behind the wheel of a vehicle that hit and killed a Peguis First Nation woman last week.

The 27-year-old victim was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries after she was hit by a vehicle on East Road in the First Nation around 11 p.m. Tuesday.

READ MORE: Woman struck by vehicle on Peguis First Nation in life-threatening condition: RCMP

Mounties believe a vehicle travelling north hit the woman while she was walking along the side of the road.

On Monday Fisher Branch RCMP said the woman had since died.

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Charges of impaired operation of a vehicle causing death are now pending against a 30-year-old woman originally arrested at the scene of the crash last week.

RCMP say an investigation into the crash continues.

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