Pedestrian dies after being hit by transport truck near Mundare

A 43-year-old man from Blackfalds, Alta., died after a vehicle hit him west of Mundare on Monday, police said.

Vegreville RCMP and emergency services responded to the crash on Highway 16 at 11:30 p.m.

A transport truck heading west on Highway 16 hit the pedestrian, who crossed the truck’s path in the right lane, according to a news release issued by Mounties on Tuesday.

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The Blackfalds man was declared dead at the scene, police said, noting they won’t release his name.

Officers said the 47-year-old man driving the truck was not injured.

The collision is under investigation, and police don’t anticipate charges.

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Mundare is about 85 kilometres east of Edmonton.

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