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University student dead after being struck by a vehicle in northwest Calgary

The Calgary Police Traffic Section is investigating a Thursday morning incident in the city’s northwest that left one woman dead.

At around 8:15 a.m., police responded to reports of a pedestrian-vehicle collision near the intersection of 24th Avenue and Upper Place N.W.

Police said that a 41-year-old woman driving east on 24th Avenue N.W. in a hatchback struck a 21-year-old woman who was trying to cross the road.

The injured woman was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition and later died.

In a statement sent to CBC on Friday, the University of Calgary confirmed that the victim of the crash was a student at the post-secondary institute but would not provide any further details.

“Members of our campus community impacted are being encouraged to reach out for counselling services available to students and staff, the statement read. 

Police are investigating a number of factors, including the position of the sun in relation to the driver’s view and the pedestrian crossing the road outside of a designated crosswalk.

Neither excessive speed or alcohol are believed to be factors in this collision, police said.

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