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Winnipeg senior, 82, killed in hit and run, say police

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Winnipeg police say they’ve tracked down a tow truck following a fatal hit and run involving an elderly pedestrian in the West Alexander neighbourhood – Jun 15, 2021

Winnipeg police say they’ve tracked down a tow truck following a fatal hit and run involving an elderly pedestrian in the West Alexander neighbourhood.

Emergency crews were called to the crash near the corner of Logan Avenue and Tecumseh Street around 8:20 a.m. Tuesday.

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Police said Tuesday afternoon that the victim, an 82-year-old man, was taken to hospital in critical condition, where he later died of his injuries.

Earlier in the day Tuesday investigators released a photo of a vehicle they say was involved in the crash, and asked for help tracking it down.

Winnipeg police released a photo of the tow truck Tuesday.
Winnipeg police released a photo of the tow truck Tuesday. Winnipeg police/Handout

The vehicle was described as a tow truck with a light bar on the roof.

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In tweet Tuesday afternoon police said they have since located the truck.

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Logan Avenue was closed to traffic between Arlington and Tecumseh streets as police investigated the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 204-986-7085.

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