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Driver of 5-ton truck arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run: Winnipeg police

A Winnipeg Police Service cruiser. Randall Paul/Global News

After a months-long investigation, Winnipeg police have arrested a truck driver who was involved in a pedestrian collision that claimed the life of an elderly woman downtown.

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On August 6 2021, a five-ton truck had been travelling down Smith Street, police say.

While turning onto Broadway Street, the driver cut a curb and struck an 80-year-old woman who was attempting to cross. The driver then fled the scene.

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The woman later succumbed to injuries in hospital, officers say.

The Traffic Division continued to investigate and established the identity of the driver.

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A 39-year-old Winnipeg man was arrested on Thursday and faces a charge of careless driving causing death.

He’s since been released on a notice to appear.

— with files from Global News’ Amy-Ellen Prentice

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