An elderly woman is dead after being struck by a vehicle in Surrey early on Friday morning.
At approximately 7 am, Surrey RCMP officers were called to the 7700 block of 120th Street for reports of a vehicle collision.
Upon their arrival, they found a woman suffering from injuries after being hit by a vehicle.
BC Ambulance Services and Surrey Fire Services attended to the female, but she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene.
Police said the initial investigation has determined that the vehicle was travelling northbound on 120th Street when it struck the pedestrian who was crossing from the west side to the east side of 120th Street.
Investigators will now be be looking into whether poor visibility and distraction were among the possible contributing factors.
“Traffic in the area will be affected for an undetermined time as officers continue their investigation,” said Surrey RCMP in a statement.
The northbound lanes of 120th Street between 76th Avenue and 80th Avenue are closed and there is only one lane southbound between the same points. People are being asked to avoid the area until further notice.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or to leave an anonymous tip, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave a tip online at solvecrime.ca.