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Pedestrian struck in collision succumbs to injuries; police still seeking witnesses

For Immediate Release:21-Mar-2016 @ 3:50 PM
MRU #:TR16R008-1

The Edmonton Police Service Traffic Services Branch is still seeking witnesses to a collision that occurred earlier this month.

On Tuesday, Mar. 8, 2016 just after 8:45 p.m. it was reported that a 55-year-old male was crossing in a marked crosswalk southbound to northbound from 111 Avenue on the west side of 127 Street. At the same time, a 2015 red GMC Sierra was conducting a left turn (west) onto 111 Avenue and struck the pedestrian.

On Friday, Mar. 18, 2016, the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries in hospital, marking Edmonton’s 8th traffic fatality of the year.

At this time, no charges have been laid against the 40-year-old male driver of the Sierra.

Officers are still seeking witnesses to this collision as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.

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Please contact Cheryl Sheppard at (780) 421-2671 for more information.

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