Western University is reacting after the death of a female pedestrian near the university’s campus Monday.
In a tweet, Western University President Alan Shepard says the school is offering counselling to students and employees who are in need of support.
The university also tweeted that the Western “community is shocked and saddened by the news of the tragic death on Western Road.”
Police say the woman was fatally struck by a truck outside of a townhouse complex along Western Road on April 11.
Few details have been provided by police. Emergency crews were called to the parking lot of 974 Western Rd. around 1:15 p.m. for a report of a collision involving a female pedestrian.
Police say the driver of the vehicle involved remained at the scene. A landscaping truck and trailer could be seen in the parking lot, which was cordoned off with police tape.
The age and identity of the victim has not been made public. Police say she was pronounced dead at the scene.
It’s not clear if the woman resided at the address, which is advertised online as being a student rental property. Western University’s campus is a short walk north along Western Road.
“We ask the public to avoid the area while officers continue to investigate,” police said in a statement.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.
With files from Sawyer Bogdan