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Nanaimo RCMP investigate fatal crash 

A collision near Woodgrove Centre in Nanaimo has claimed the life of an 80-year-old man after he was hit by a pickup truck. 

Police say they responded along with BCEHS and the Fire department to the incident that happened at approximately 1:40 this afternoon in the parking lot in front of the Walmart when the 21-year-old driver collided with the 80-year-old.  

RCMP cruisers. File photo by Grant Warkentin / Vista Staff

RCMP add drugs and alcohol have been ruled out as contributing factors in the crash but say they have seized the truck, and it’s expected to undergo a maintenance inspection to check for defects. 

If anyone has information or dash cam footage, they are asked to contact Nanaimo R-C-M-P’s non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.  

The investigation is still ongoing. 

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