A woman was killed during the Wednesday evening rush hour when she was hit by a transit bus in East Vancouver.

The woman was struck at the intersection of Main and Terminal streets just before 5 p.m. PT.

She was declared dead at the scene, police said.

The area was closed to traffic for several hours as investigators examined the scene and interviewed witnesses.

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Investigators work at the scene of the fatality Wednesday evening. (CBC)

It was the 12th traffic fatality of the year in Vancouver.