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Woman dies in Halifax hospital after being struck by car, driver charged with murder

Police say the incident happened Saturday morning in Sydney Mines.

The QEII hospital in Halifax is shown.

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The QEII hospital in Halifax is shown.

A woman has died in a Halifax hospital after being struck by a vehicle, with the driver now charged with second-degree murder.

Cape Breton Regional Police say around 7 a.m. Friday, a 28-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle in the area of Oxford Avenue in Sydney Mines.

The woman was taken to Cape Breton Regional Hospital, then to Halifax for further treatment where she later died due to her serious injuries, police said on Saturday afternoon.

After the collision police arrested 36-year-old Kimberly Ann O’Dea of Sydney Mines, the driver of the vehicle, and have now charged her with second-degree murder and criminal negligence causing death.

“Both women are known to each other,” a police statement read Saturday.

The accused will appear in court Monday. The victim’s name hasn’t been released.

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