Winnipeg police seek moving truck believed to have struck elderly woman in fatal hit-and-run

The Winnipeg Police Service is looking for the driver of a moving truck they believe is responsible for a fatal hit-and-run.

On Aug. 6, at 10:30 am, patrol units responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Broadway Avenue and Smith Street.

Police say investigators believe that a woman was attempting to cross Smith Street at Broadway when she was run over by a moving truck.

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Officers determined that before the collision, the vehicle had been travelling northbound on Smith and then turned eastbound onto Broadway but cut the curb and struck the pedestrian.

The victim — a woman in her late 80s — was taken to the hospital in critical condition but succumbed to her injuries on Aug. 8.

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Investigators are requesting the public’s assistance to identify the moving truck and the driver.

The truck is described as a five-tonne white moving truck.

Anyone with information that can assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-7085.

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