A woman died on Thursday night after she ran across Highway 2 in Red Deer and was struck by an SUV.

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A Calgary woman driving a southbound Ford Explorer tried to stop but couldn't avoid hitting the pedestrian, who was wearing dark clothing, RCMP said.

The accident happened just before 10 p.m. about one kilometre north of 32nd Street.

The pedestrian was taken to hospital where she died of her injuries.

Police said no charges will be laid.