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Child struck in hit-and-run in Arviat dies, suspect charged


A 27-year-old Arviat man has been charged with dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing death and failing to remain at a scene of an accident after a fatal collision with a young child in Arviat on the evening of Oct. 23.

The child who was struck by the all-terrain vehicle was a pedestrian. The youngster was taken to the Arviat Health Centre for medical care but succumbed to injuries, according to the RCMP.

The accused appeared before a justice of the peace and was released with several conditions.

His next scheduled court appearance is Jan. 26, 2021 at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Arviat.

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