Pedestrian killed crossing street, another seriously injured

A woman died yesterday after being hit by a car in downtown Whitehorse. The accident took place at the corner of Second Avenue and Steele Street.

A woman died yesterday after being hit by a car in downtown Whitehorse.

The accident took place at the corner of Second Avenue and Steele Street.

The vehicle was travelling north on Second Avenue when it collided with the pedestrian, who was crossing at a designated crosswalk.

The 26-year-old from Westlock, Alberta, was rushed to Whitehorse General Hospital with very serious injuries.

She later died in hospital.

Those in the vehicle were not injured and alcohol was not a factor in the collision, said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Glenn Ramsay.

The RCMP has yet to decide whether charges will be laid as the incident is still under investigation.

This was the second serious pedestrian collision in Whitehorse in two days.

On Monday, a 57-year-old woman was hit while crossing the Alaska Highway near Trails North Car and Truck Stop.

The seriously injured woman was taken to Whitehorse General Hospital and later medevaced to Edmonton where she remains in critical condition.

This incident is also under investigation.

Anyone who witnessed either of these collisions and has not yet spoken with investigators is urged to contact the Whitehorse RCMP.

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