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Pedestrian dies after being struck by pickup truck

An 82-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed by a black Dodge pickup truck as he attempted to cross Church Street West in Elmira Thursday morning. The vehicle, being driven by a 52-year-old Elmira man, had been travelling westbound at the time.

Emergency responders conducted CPR on the victim, whose body lay on the street in front of the Short Stop convenience store, but to no avail: the man was later pronounced dead at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener.

Emergency workers attempt to revive Archie McKee, 82, at the Church Street, Elmira scene where he was struck by a pickup truck while crossing the road. He was later pronounced dead at Grand River Hospital.
Emergency workers attempt to revive Archie McKee, 82, at the Church Street, Elmira scene where he was struck by a pickup truck while crossing the road. He was later pronounced dead at Grand River Hospital.

The victim has been identified as Archie McKee.

Although the investigation continues, police believe that neither alcohol nor excessive speed was a factor in this collision. The driver of the pickup was not injured in the collision.

No charges have been laid at this time, said police spokesman Olaf Heinzel in a statement.

A portion of Church Street, from Arthur to Walker streets, was closed for part of the day as the police traffic branch investigated the scene.

“Anybody who hasn’t already spoken with police is asked to call us,” said Constable Scott Griffiths.

Anyone with information is asked to call the traffic branch at (519) 650-8500, ext. 8856 or e-mail traffic@wrps.on.ca.

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