Update: Pedestrian killed on Bruce Avenue in Nanaimo
Police have a section of Bruce Avenue closed for investigation after a pedestrian was struck and killed near the Albion Street intersection near University Village Shopping Centre Tuesday.
The incident happened at 6:25 a.m.
Const. Gary O'Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said the victim was a middle-age woman and the driver of the vehicle was an adult male.
The driver remained at the scene, called 911 and is co-operating with police.
Both north and south bound lanes on Bruce Avenue between Albion and Fifth streets are closed and motorists are asked to avoid this section of road while the investigation continues.
"Preliminary investigation indicates speed did not appear to be a contributing factor," O'Brien said. "Weather certainly was a contributing factor and the fact that she was dressed all in black may have played a factor."
Police have not released the woman's identity as they are still notifying next of kin.
More details will be posted as they are provided.