Alberta woman dead after being hit by car in Whitehorse
2nd serious pedestrian accident in Yukon capital this week
A woman from Westlock, Alta., is dead after being hit by a car in downtown Whitehorse Tuesday night, police said.
The 26-year-old woman was crossing Second Avenue, near city hall, shortly after 7 p.m. PT when she was struck by a car heading north, Whitehorse RCMP stated Wednesday in a news release.
The woman was rushed to Whitehorse General Hospital, where she died a short time later.
The RCMP have not released her name; only her age and hometown were given. Westlock, a town of about 5,000, is 85 kilometres north of Edmonton.
The people in the car that hit the woman were not hurt. RCMP say alcohol, weather and road conditions were not factors in the incident. However, investigators have not decided if any charges will be laid.
RCMP and the Yukon's coroner's office are investigating.
Tuesday's accident marks the second time this week a pedestrian has been struck by a vehicle in the Yukon capital.
Police say a 57-year-old Whitehorse woman who was hit while trying to cross the Alaska Highway on Monday remains in critical condition in an Edmonton hospital. That incident also remains under investigation.