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Port Alberni RCMP are investigating after an elderly pedestrian was struck and killed while crossing the street Wednesday afternoon.

Police were called to the scene at Johnston Road and Tebo Avenue just after 12 p.m. on February 10th for a report of a single-vehicle collision.

Several witnesses on scene at the collision told officers that a pedestrian was in the process of crossing Johnston Road in the crosswalk. He was then struck by a GMC pickup truck making a left-hand turn.

The pedestrian, an 80-year-old local man, suffered serious injuries and was transported to hospital for emergency treatment. He later succumbed to his injuries.

RCMP say the BC Coroners Service has been notified.

According to police, the driver and sole occupant of the pickup truck remained on scene and was cooperative.

Investigators are being assisted by a traffic analyst and are still looking into the cause of the collision.

They are now looking for motorists or pedestrians who witnessed or may have video of the incident or the moments leading up to it.

No charges have been laid.

Anyone with information on the collision is asked to contact the Port Alberni RCMP detachment at 250-723-2424.

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