Manitoba

Driver's charges upgraded after death of pedestrian hit on Peguis First Nation, RCMP say

A 30-year-old driver initially charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm now faces a charge of impaired operation of a vehicle causing death. The 27-year-old pedestrian died in hospital the next day, RCMP say.

30-year-old woman now faces charges of impaired operation of a vehicle causing death, RCMP say

RCMP are still investigating the Jan. 7 collision that killed a 27-year-old pedestrian. (CBC)

A pedestrian hit by a car on Peguis First Nation last week has died, and the driver is now being charged with impaired driving causing death, RCMP say.

Fisher Branch RCMP responded to a collision involving a pedestrian on Jan. 7 on Peguis First Nation, about 160 kilometres north of Winnipeg.

A 27-year-old woman walking on the side of the road was hit and gravely injured, police said.

A 30-year-old woman was initially charged with impaired operation of a vehicle causing bodily harm, RCMP said.

The pedestrian died in hospital the next day. Now a charge of impaired operation of a vehicle causing death is pending against the driver, RCMP said in a news release.

Mounties continue to investigate.