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Pedestrian killed in crash Wednesday morning, Manitoba RCMP say driver was impaired

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A woman from Pauingassi First Nation will appear in a Winnipeg courtoom Friday, RCMP said, after a fatal crash with a pedestrian early Wednesday.

The incident took place around 12:50 a.m. on the main road in the community, which is 280 km northeast of Winnipeg.

Police said a 24-year-old man was walking on the road when he was hit by a vehicle, which slid into a snowbank, where the driver and a passenger took off on foot.

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The man was pronounced dead at the local nursing station, and officers found and arrested the 37-year-old at her home.

The driver wasn’t injured in the crash, but police said they took breath samples and found her to be over the legal limit.

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She’s facing charges of impaired driving causing death and failing to stop after an accident.

RCMP continue to investigate.

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