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Woman dead after hit by vehicle in Regent Park, driver arrested

Last Updated Jun 21, 2019 at 9:49 am EDT

A man is facing impaired driving charges after a 39-year-old woman was struck and killed in Regent Park.

Emergency crews were called to Dundas Street and Regent Park Boulevard around 1:15 p.m. Thursday.

Police say the woman was standing on the southeast corner of the intersection, when the driver of the car that was heading east on Dundas lost control of his vehicle, mounted the curb and hit the pedestrian.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, a 40-year-old man, fled the scene on foot but was later arrested by police.

Joshua Smoke, of Toronto, is facing charges of impaired operation of a conveyance causing death, dangerous operation of a conveyance causing death, and leave accident scene causing death. He is expected to appear in court on Friday.