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Woman killed in West Vancouver traffic accident
A 62-year-old Coquitlam woman was struck and killed by an SUV while jaywalking in West Vancouver Wednesday night.
The West Vancouver Police Department was called to the scene in the 1400-block of Marine Drive at approximately 6:30 p.m. after receiving multiple 911 calls from witnesses in the area.
"Police, fire and ambulance responded, and the pedestrian was taken to Lions Gate Hospital but unfortunately was pronounced dead at the hospital," said WVPD spokesperson Const. Jeff Palmer.
The SUV was traveling westbound on Marine Drive when it struck the woman who, based on witness accounts, was wearing dark clothing.
"The information we have suggests the vehicle was traveling at – or, in all probability – within the speed limit," said Palmer.
He added, no charges are being considered for the driver. The WVPD and the Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis And Reconstruction Service are continuing their investigation into the accident.
Investigators are witnesses that have not yet spoken with police to contact the WVPD at 604-925-7300.