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80-year-old pedestrian struck, killed in Walmart parking lot: Nanaimo RCMP

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An 80-year-old pedestrian died after being struck by a pickup truck in a Walmart parking lot in Nanaimo Thursday afternoon, according to authorities.

Police say they were called to the Woodgrove Centre around 1:40 p.m. for reports of a collision involving a pedestrian.

"The victim died at the scene," a news release from the Nanaimo RCMP says.

The 21-year-old driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene, and Mounties say impairment has been ruled out as a cause of the crash. The vehicle has been seized and "is expected to undergo a mechanical inspection," the RCMP added.

Anyone who witnessed the fatal crash or who has dashcam video is urged to call 250-754-2345.


A previous version of this article identified the victim as a man. The RCMP did not specify the gender of the victim. Top Stories

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