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Driver charged after senior killed crossing Highway 8

A 39-year-old Stoney Creek man is charged with failing to remain on the scene of an accident causing death after a senior was killed in a hit-and run accident while walking across Highway by Spartan Plaza.

Hamilton police said the 71-year-old man had been walking northward when he was struck by a van in the second lane from the north curb just before 7 p.m. yesterday.

The driver of vehicle fled but was arrested near his residence a short time later. He was in custody pending a bail hearing this morning.

The pedestrian died of his injuries at the scene.

Any witnesses who haven’t spoken to police are asked to call the collision reconstruction unit at 905-546-4755.

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