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Pedestrian killed near UCalgary in morning crash

Calgary Police are investigating the early morning death of a 21-year-old woman, who was struck and killed by a motorist on 24 Avenue NW and Upper Place NW near the University of Calgary on September 14.

CPS said that the female victim was struck by a 41-year-old man driving eastbound on the road, and that the woman crossing the road outside of a designated crosswalk may have been a factor in the collision. They also said that the position of the sun at the time of the crash may have been a factor.

“She was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition, where she later succumbed to her injuries,” said CPS.

Ward 7 Coun. Terry Wong, whose Ward covers where the crash happened, said that this is a tragic event for the community, and for the family of the woman.

He said that in this area they’re undergoing a 5A network evaluation, which will include a review of intersections, speed and safety. Wong said that the University Heights Community Association also brought forward and internal assessment of traffic, including on University Drive and 24 Avenue NW. Wong said they didn’t pinpoint this location specifically.

According to the Calgary police, speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the collision, and the driver remained on scene.

Roads were closed in the area for much of the day and were only opened later in the afternoon.

Police are asking anyone with dashcam or video footage of the collision to contact police by calling 403-266-1234.