Calgary

Pedestrian killed on Memorial Drive near the Calgary Zoo bridge

Eastbound Memorial Drive was shut down near Deerfoot Trail for several hours early Saturday morning after a woman was struck by a vehicle and killed.

EMS called to the eastbound lanes about 3:30 a.m.

A woman died after being hit by a vehicle while walking on Memorial Drive early Saturday. (David Bell/CBC)

Eastbound Memorial Drive was shut down near Deerfoot Trail for several hours early Saturday morning after a woman was struck by a vehicle and killed.

EMS were called to the eastbound lanes of Memorial Drive, just past the Zoo bridge, at about 3:30 a.m. for reports a pedestrian had been hit.

An off-duty paramedic arrived ahead of the on-duty crew and began first aid, however the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Memorial Drive has since reopened.

No other information is available.

  Police continue to investigate. 

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