Pedestrian killed while using crosswalk in downtown Whitehorse

A 48-year-old Whitehorse man was killed on Thursday after he was hit by a pickup truck at a crosswalk in the city's downtown.

48-year-old man hit by pickup truck on Second Avenue on Thursday

RCMP blocked the intersection at Second Avenue and Elliott Street on Thursday, after a pedestrian was hit by a pickup truck. (Claudiane Samson/Radio-Canada)

A Whitehorse man is dead after being hit by a pickup truck in the city's downtown on Thursday.

Yukon's coroner has identified the man as 48-year-old Merle Gorgichuk. He was crossing Second Avenue at Elliott Street using a signed crosswalk when he was hit. 

In a news release on Friday, police said the truck was travelling southbound on Second Avenue, and the driver failed to stop at the crosswalk. 

The collision happened just before noon. Gorgichuk was taken to hospital by ambulance, and died of his injuries soon after.

The driver and passenger in the pickup were not injured.

Police and the coroner are still investigating.

Pedestrian crosswalk at Second Avenue and Elliott Street in Whitehorse. (Paul Tukker/CBC)