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Woman hit by garbage truck in Kitchener has died: police

File photo. Waterloo Regional Police. Kevin Nielsen / Global News

Waterloo Regional Police say a 68-year-old woman who was hit by a garbage truck in Kitchener on Monday morning has died as a result of her injuries.

Police say the woman was walking her dog on Tuerr Drive, crossing the road toward Countryside Crescent.

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The woman was airlifted to an out-of-region hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.

The dog was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police closed the road for around five hours as they investigated the incident on Monday.

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On Tuesday, they said they are continuing to investigate the matter and are asking anyone with information to call 519-570-9777 ext. 8835.

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