A pedestrian was struck and killed by a semi-truck in the crosswalk of the Powell St./Christie Ave intersection this morning at approximately 9:24 a.m.. An intersection we have sadly profiled as being amongst the most dangerous in the city. This was the second traffic related fatality in the City this year. The other also occurring on Powell near the Shell Station.
Avoid Powell and Christie – major injury collision -traffic being diverted.
— Chief Tejada (@ChiefTejada) November 1, 2016
According to witnesses and evidence from the scene, a Semi-Truck making a west bound turn onto Powell from south-bound Christie Avenue struck the female pedestrian who was crossing within the southbound crosswalk from northbound Christie Avenue. The right front portion of the Semi collided with the female knocking her to the roadway and under the Semi.
The victim was transported to Highland Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. The operator of the Semi-Truck remained at the collision scene to report the incident to the police. The victim’s name is being withheld until next of kin is notified.
Since this is breaking news, we will update this post as new information becomes available.