August 28, 2014 11:05 pm

Pedestrian was jaywalking when she was struck, killed in west Edmonton: Police

An elderly woman was struck by a vehicle and killed in the area of 87 Avenue and 182 Street Thursday, August 28, 2014.

Wes Rosa, Global News

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Police Service is investigating after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed in the city’s west end Thursday.

Officers were called to the area of 87 Avenue and 182 Street around 8 p.m.

Police say an elderly woman was crossing 87 Avenue when she was struck by a white car and killed. Officers have confirmed the woman was jaywalking when she was struck.

The woman was pronounced dead in hospital.

The victim has been identified as a woman in her early 70s, but her name has not been released.

87 Avenue between 182 and 189 Streets has been shut down to traffic in both directions as police investigate.

The EPS says it does not believe speed or alcohol were factors in the collision.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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