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Police charge NOTL man in Lakeshore fatality

Police have charged a 54-year-old Niagara-on-the-Lake man after a pedestrian was killed while walking on Lakeshore Road in April.

The victim, Matthew Wilson, 40, was headed home late at night when he was struck near McNab Road. His body was found in the ditch on the morning of April 5.

The driver of a vehicle involved in the crash has been charged with failing to report an accident, an offence under the Highway Traffic Act.

No criminal charges have been laid in the incident and Niagara Regional Police have not released the name of the accused driver.

Within a day of the fatality, officers said they had identified the driver of a Ford F-150 pickup truck that was eastbound on Lakeshore when Wilson was hit.

They said Wilson was struck by the passenger side of the vehicle.

“After a lengthy and comprehensive investigation based on an analysis of evidence collected at the scene and information received from the public, the driver of the motor vehicle involved in the collision has been charged,” Const. Jesse Vujasic told The Lake Report.

It is not known when the accused is scheduled to appear in court.