Pedestrian killed Monday morning in Prince George
A fatal pedestrian-motor vehicle incident Monday morning left a major Prince George intersection closed for close to five hours.
RCMP received a 911 call shortly after 10 a.m. Monday about a fatal accident at the intersection of 15th Avenue and Highway 97. Upon arrival, emergency personnel were able to confirm a pedestrian, a 68-year-old man, had been struck and killed.
Initial investigation indicates the pedestrian was eastbound on 15th Avenue in the intersection when they were hit by a fully loaded, southbound tractor-trailer chip truck.
RCMP are unsure how long the investigation, which is still in its early stages, will take, but said they would attempt to reopen as much of the intersection as possible as soon as it is feasible. The highway was re-opened shortly before 3 p.m.
RCMP are requesting anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them at 250-561-3300.