Teenage girl struck by vehicle while crossing 118 Avenue dies in hospital

A 16-year-old girl is dead after she was hit by a vehicle while crossing at a northeast Edmonton intersection Thursday afternoon.

The teenager was crossing at a traffic light controlled crosswalk around 1 p.m. from the south side to the north side of 118 Avenue at 78 street when she was struck by a 2013 Ford Fusion travelling westbound on 118 Avenue, Edmonton police said in a news release Friday morning. Police said it was reported the traffic lights were green for west and eastbound traffic on 118 Avenue at the time.

The female pedestrian was treated and transported to hospital where she died Thursday evening, police said. The 22-year-old male driver was not injured. Alcohol and drugs are not considered to be factors in the collision.

The intersection was closed for several hours while police were on scene. The major collisions unit continues to investigate and is asking anyone who witnessed the collision to contact police.

This is the city’s seventh pedestrian fatality in 2018.

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