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Fatal pedestrian collision in downtown bottle depot parking lot

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Fatal pedestrian collision in downtown bottle depot parking lot

An elderly female pedestrian died in hospital yesterday night (Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2015) after she was struck by a vehicle in a downtown Edmonton bottle depot parking lot.

The Edmonton Police Service responded to the area of 105 Avenue and 95 Street at approximately 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2015. It was reported that a female pedestrian, 88-years-old, was walking westbound through a bottle depot parking lot, just north of 105 Avenue. She was allegedly struck by a Jeep Cherokee, driven by a 68-year-old man, as the vehicle reversed from a parking stall in the lot.

Police believe the woman was knocked to the ground and pinned under the vehicle, sustaining life-threatening injuries. EMS treated and transported the woman to hospital, where she died later that night.

The EPS Major Collision Investigation Unit has taken over the ongoing investigation. Neither speed nor alcohol are believed to be factors in the collision. Charges have not been laid at this time.

This is Edmonton’s sixth pedestrian fatality for 2015.

Anyone who has information about the collision is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567or #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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