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Woman, 92, killed after being hit by driver of SUV in Lanaudière, Que.

Quebec provincial police reported the deaths of one bus passenger and the driver of the car. Mario Beauregard/The Canadian Press

A 92-year-old woman is dead after she was struck by someone driving an SUV on Sunday evening in Saint-Jean-de-Matha in Quebec’s Lanaudière region, police say.

Quebec provincial police say emergency services were called around 5 p.m. to Route 131.

The woman, a pedestrian, was in critical condition after being hit by someone driving the vehicle on a road with a speed limit of 80 km/h. There are no traffic lights or signs at the scene of the collision.

“The lady was struck as she was crossing Route 131 to get to a business. She was alone during the event,” said Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Stéphane Tremblay.

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The woman was taken to hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Police say three people were in the vehicle at the time of the collision and none were injured.

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Investigators were dispatched to the scene to understand the causes and circumstances of the accident. The investigation is continuing.

Route 131 at de la Rivière-Noire Sud Road was temporarily closed to traffic, but has since reopened.

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