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Man charged after fatal pedestrian collision in Halifax

Halifax police
Police say the investigation remains in its early stages and further information will follow as it become available. Global News

An 83-year-old driver has been charged after he struck a pedestrian in Halifax on Tuesday.

Halifax Regional Police say at around 1:20 p.m. they responded to the collision at the intersection of Dunbrack Street and Clayton Park Drive.

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According to police, the pedestrian was crossing Dunbrack Street in a marked crosswalk when she was struck by a pickup truck.

Police say the pedestrian, a 74-year-old Halifax woman, was taken to hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

The driver of the vehicle was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

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