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Sydney Mines driver faces second-degree murder charge after pedestrian dies

The incident occurred around 7 a.m. Friday. The 28-year-old female victim was taken to Cape Breton Regional Hospital with serious injuries and was then flown to Halifax, where she later died.
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Cape Breton Regional Police say Kimberly O'Dea has been remanded into custody at the Cape Breton Correctional Centre and will appear in provincial court on Monday. (LOCAL XPRESS / File photo)

Cape Breton regional police have charged a 36-year-old woman with second-degree murder and criminal negligence causing death after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Sydney Mines early Friday morning.

Kimberly Ann O’Dea of Sydney Mines was arrested shortly after the collision, which occurred on Oxford Avenue around 7 a.m. on Friday, police said in a release.

As a result of the incident, a 28-year-old woman was initially taken to Cape Breton Regional Hospital with serious injuries and then flown to Halifax for further treatment. She later died from the injuries.

O’Dea was then charged and remanded into custody at the Cape Breton Correctional Centre. Police said the women are known to each other and the driver is expected to appear in Sydney provincial court on Monday.

The name of the victim was not released, pending notification of next of kin.



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