Pedestrian killed on Highway 97 in front of CNC

A College of New Caledonia student is dead after being hit by vehicle on Highway 97 near the college this afternoon.

Police say the accident happened around 4:40 p.m. between 18th Avenue and 22nd Avenue. The female student was transported to University Hospital of Northern B.C. but succumbed to her injuries.

The 47-year old-female driver of the vehicle was arrested at the scene for impaired driving.

The highway is expected to be closed for several hours while investigators gather evidence.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”.  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.