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Man fatally struck by Canada 'Cash Cab'

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- A replica taxi used in the Canadian version of the TV game show "Cash Cab" struck and killed a pedestrian.

Vancouver Police said a 61-year-old man from suburban Surrey died in a hospital shortly after being struck by the mock yellow cab late Friday night.

The accident happened as a producer was driving the replica back to a storage facility after filming for the day had been completed, said Andrew Burnstein of Castlewood Productions Inc., which produces the show's Canadian version.

No charges had been filed.

On "Cash Cab," unassuming people who flag down a replica yellow taxi become instant contestants on a game show, answering trivia questions for cash prizes.

"Cash Cab" originated in Britain in 2005 and has been licensed to television networks in more than two dozen countries. The U.S. version is filmed in New York and Chicago. -- AP

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