Edmonton

Police investigating after senior hit, killed by vehicle in crosswalk

Edmonton police are investigating after a woman was killed after being hit by a vehicle in a crosswalk.

Police say 65-year-old female victim had been hit in a marked crosswalk

(CBC)

Edmonton police are investigating after a woman was hit by a vehicle and killed while using a marked crosswalk on Friday night.

The incident happened just after 9 p.m. at the intersection of 71st Street and 86th Avenue in Kenilworth.

Police say first responders found the injured 65-year-old woman lying in the crosswalk in life-threatening condition.

She was treated at the scene and transported to hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

A 77-year-old man was been charged with impaired driving causing death and driving over .08 causing death.

Intersection known for speeding drivers, says neighbour

Terry Dyck lives just a couple of houses from where the woman was hit.

"We just saw the ambulance, fire truck was there and then the police showed up," he said.

While Dyck said this is the first time he's heard of a pedestrian being hit in the intersection, there's about one accident there every month. 

"It's not uncommon," he said Saturday. 

"This is a very bad intersection. People don't stop at this stop sign and they like to use the street here 60 to 70 kilometres per hour is not unusual. People come flying through, there's a lot of cut-off traffic ... everybody's going like crazy."

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