Pedestrian struck, killed at marked crosswalk on 82 Avenue

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Pedestrian struck, killed at marked crosswalk on 82 Avenue

The Edmonton Police Service is investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian, which occurred at a marked crosswalk at 101 Street and 82 Avenue earlier this afternoon.

Southwest Division Patrol members responded to the collision at approximately 12:20 p.m. today, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male in his mid-20s on the ground, after allegedly being struck by a vehicle.

Witnesses told police that a Chevy Cobalt was travelling northbound on 101 Street and was making a left-hand turn onto 82 Avenue, when it allegedly struck a male pedestrian who was walking southbound across the avenue at a marked crosswalk.

The male was treated by EMS on scene and transported to hospital where he later died.

Although the investigation remains preliminary at this time, police believe that neither speed nor alcohol were factors in the fatal collision. The EPS Major Collision Investigation Unit is handling the case.

Motorists travelling in the area are being asked to stay clear of 82 Avenue between 100 and 102 streets until further notice.

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.

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