A 47-year-old man from southern Ontario has been charged with careless driving after provincial police say he hit a 79-year-old woman with his vehicle.

Noëlville OPP reported a westbound SUV struck a pedestrian on St. David Street in Noëlville on May 18, about 1:30 p.m.

The pedestrian, an elderly woman from Noëlville, later died in an area hospital.

The driver of the SUV has been charged with careless driving and driving on a highway while using a handheld wireless communication device.

Police said they are continuing the investigation.