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Police investigate fatal collision at Groat Road and 111 Avenue

For Immediate Release:25-Feb-2016 @ 3:02 PM
MRU #:TR16R005

The Edmonton Police Service is investigating a fatal collision that occurred early this morning, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2016 at the intersection of Groat Road and 111 Avenue.

At approximately 8:20 a.m., West Division officers responded to a collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. It was reported that a woman was walking southbound on the east side of Groat Road, across 111 Avenue, when she was struck in a marked crosswalk. The male driver of a Ford pickup was travelling southbound on Groat Road, before turning east on 111 Avenue, when the vehicle struck the woman. The 81-year-old female pedestrian succumbed to her injuries en route to hospital.

Alcohol or speed is not believed to be factors in this collision and charges have not been laid at this time.

The EPS Major Collision Investigation Unit continues to investigate.

This is Edmonton’s fourth traffic fatality of 2016.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is 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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Please contact Cheryl Sheppard at (780) 421-2671 for more information.

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