Barrington, N.S., man dies after being struck while crossing rural highway

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A man from Barrington, N.S., has died after being hit by someone driving a pickup truck while crossing a roadway.

In a release, the Nova Scotia RCMP said officers responded to a collision on Highway 3 in Barrington Passage on Friday around 5:50 p.m.

“Police and emergency responders attended the scene and found a 41-year-old Barrington man had been struck by a pickup truck while crossing the roadway,” it said. “He was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

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The 34-year-old male truck driver and two occupants who were minors were not injured.

Police say a collision reconstructionist attended the scene and the investigation is ongoing. RCMP spokesperson Andrew Joyce said it’s too early to say if charges will be laid.

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The man who died is the third Nova Scotian pedestrian to die in a collision in less than two weeks.

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On Nov. 24, Suete Chan, 27, was struck and killed by someone driving a car on Pleasant Street in Dartmouth. The driver was issued a summary offence ticket for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

And on Nov. 26, a 67-year-old man was struck and killed in Spryfield. Halifax Regional Police said charges are not anticipated in that collision.

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