Woman killed on highway near Wetaskiwin after stopping to help someone else

Woman killed on highway near Wetaskiwin after stopping to help someone else

Wetaskiwin RCMP investigate pedestrian fatality

Motorists should remember to always be careful if stopping on the highway, as a Good Samaritan was struck and killed by a passing vehicle near Wetaskiwin Dec. 28.

According to a press release from RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Laurel Scott, “The RCMP are investigating a collision that occurred on Dec. 28 and left one pedestrian deceased.

“At 6:40 p.m., Wetaskiwin RCMP responded to a report of a collision on Highways 616 and 795. A 62-year-old female was outside her vehicle after assisting another vehicle which had gone into the ditch.

“She was struck by a passing vehicle and sustained serious injuries as a result. The female was taken to an area hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.

“The RCMP continue to investigate this collision. No further updates are anticipated.”

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca