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Pedestrian crossing highway struck, killed by car

A Hamilton man attempting to cross a highway on foot Monday night was struck by a car and killed.

At around 7:30 p.m., a 55-year-old pedestrian was crossing Highway 56, near Kirk Road in Binbrook

A release said alcohol did not play a factor in the incident. (CBC)

A Hamilton man attempting to cross a highway on foot Monday night was struck by a car and killed.

At around 7:30 p.m., a 55-year-old pedestrian was crossing Highway 56, near Kirk Road in Binbrook, on foot when a car moving southbound collided with the man, read a release. The 63-year-old driver from Smithville remained at the scene and called 9-1-1. Paramedics got to the area but the pedestrian was pronounced dead on scene.

Investigations have determined that alcohol was not a factor in the collision, but the collision took place during dark, rainy conditions, read the release.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit continues its investigation, and asks any witnesses who have not spoken to police to contact Const. Benjamin Paterson at 905-546-4753.

The site of this collision had been blocked off during investigations, but later that night a bank robber ran that roadblock, eventually colliding with another vehicle.

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