Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police continue to investigate a fatal pedestrian collision after a 39-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle on Whoop Up Drive early this morning.
At approximately 3:45 a.m. police responded to a report that a pedestrian had been struck by a mini-van in the middle lane of eastbound Whoop-Up Drive. The pedestrian was transported to Chinook Regional Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Eastbound traffic was closed until approximately 6:20 a.m. while police completed the scene investigation.
The 70-year-old female driver of the mini-van was not injured. The speed of the mini-van was not a factor, nor was alcohol a factor on the part of the driver, however there is evidence to suggest the pedestrian had been drinking.
The investigation is ongoing, but charges are not anticipated.
The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending the notification of her next of kin.
UPDATE: Lethbridge Police have completed notification of the next of kin and can now confirm Gwendalyn Marie Creeley, 39, of Lethbridge was the pedestrian killed early this morning.
Lethbridge Police Service