A man is dead and a woman is in critical condition after being hit by a car on Calgary Trail near 48th Avenue just before noon Wednesday.

The couple both in their 70s were hit by the southbound vehicle while trying to cross the road. Police say they were not in a marked crosswalk.

The driver is in his 80s and was not injured.

Calgary Trail was closed between 48th and 51st Avenues for about four hours. Police opened the road to traffic after 4 p.m.