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Person in custody after fatal hit-and-run north of Thamesford, Ont., OPP say

Lars Hagberg / The Canadian Press/File

Provincial police in Oxford County say a person is in custody following a fatal hit and run collision north of Thamesford on Tuesday.

Emergency crews responded to the scene on 15th Line between Road 74 and McCarty Street in Zorra Twp. around 1 p.m.

Details about the collision remain limited, but police said a 60-year-old woman was transported from the scene to hospital with life-threatening injuries, where she was later pronounced dead.

On Wednesday, the deceased was identified as Mary Hendriksen of Thamesford.

“Our condolences to the family and anyone else that’s been affected by this tragedy here today. Stay safe and I’ll let you know when I have more information,” Cote added.

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In an update shortly before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, OPP tweeted that the crash was being investigated as a fail to remain fatality, and that a vehicle with front-end damage was being sought in connection with the investigation.

In another update posted at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, OPP Const. Patti Cote said the police “do have somebody in custody.”

OPP now say that Brandon Nairn, 35, of Lakeside is charged with failing to stop at an accident resulting in death.

15th Line was closed between Road 74 and McCarty Street on Tuesday but has since reopened.

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