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Woman killed on Vernon highway

Vernon RCMP and the coroner are investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian and a semi on Highway 97 at the bottom of Hospital Hill, near Polson Park, in Vernon Sunday morning. - roger knox/morning star
Vernon RCMP and the coroner are investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian and a semi on Highway 97 at the bottom of Hospital Hill, near Polson Park, in Vernon Sunday morning.
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U[PDATE: 4;45 P.M. SUNDAY: Vernon RCMP report the victim appears to be a woman in her 30s, struck by an 18-wheel semi tractor trailer unit that was traveling northbound. The woman died of her injuries at the scene. The driver of the truck is cooperating with the investigation. There is no early indication that speed or alcohol was a factor in this crash.

Traffic was rerouted for a time period. It is now open in both direction.

This file is still under being investigation by the RCMP's South East District traffic analyst and the B.C. Coroners Service.

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UPDATE: 1 P.M. SUNDAY: Vernon RCMP and the coroner remain on-scene. The two northbound lanes are closes, and traffic is being rerouted through Mission Hill at 16th Avenue and onto 34th Street. The accident remains under investigation.

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A woman has been killed in what police believe is an accident between a semi truck and a pedestrian.

The accident occurred on Highway 97 near 24th Avenue shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday.

Traffic is being rerouted around the scene.

More details later..

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