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Hamilton boy, 11, dies in hospital after being struck by vehicle

An 11-year-old boy who was struck by a vehicle in Hamilton on Tuesday afternoon has died of his injuries, Hamilton police say.

The boy was crossing the street at a marked crosswalk with the assistance of a crossing guard at around 3:20 p.m. when the driver of a southbound Dodge RAM pickup truck ran through a red light and struck him, police said.

He was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police confirmed Thursday morning that he has since passed away.

In a statement of condolence, The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board identified the boy as Jude Strickland, a student at Templemead elementary school.

The driver, 28-year-old Brandon Aubert, was charged on Wednesday with dangerous operation causing bodily harm.

Police announced Thursday that the charge has been updated to dangerous operation causing death in light of Strickland’s passing.



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