February 1, 2016 12:24 am
Updated: February 1, 2016 12:26 am

Pedestrian killed by bus in Southern Alberta

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EDMONTON – A man was struck and killed by a bus carrying minor hockey players near Standoff Saturday night.

It happened around 7:30 p.m.

According to the Blood Tribe Police Service, the pedestrian was struck by a charter bus in the northbound lane of Highway 2 approximately three kilometers south of Standoff.

A vehicle travelling behind the bus also struck the pedestrian as he lay in the driving lane.

The injured man, a member of the Blood Reserve, was airlifted to hospital in Calgary, where he died of his injuries.

The bus was transporting minor hockey players home following a game in the region. Victim Services and Crisis Units were called in to assist.

Police continue to investigate. No charges have been laid.

Blood Tribe Police are asking anyone who may have seen the man in the area before the collision to contact them.

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