RCMP were on the scene of a collision at 52nd Avenue and 48th Street in downtown Red Deer Tuesday. (Photo by Red Deer Advocate Staff)

RCMP were on the scene of a collision at 52nd Avenue and 48th Street in downtown Red Deer Tuesday. (Photo by Red Deer Advocate Staff)

Police seek witnesses after pedestrian killed in downtown Red Deer collision

A 68-year-old women was pronounced dead at the scene

RCMP are searching for witnesses after a 68-year-old woman was killed in a collision in downtown Red Deer Tuesday.

According to Red Deer RCMP, a preliminary investigation revealed that a truck was heading southbound on 52nd Street. As the truck turned eastbound onto 48th Street, a pedestrian was struck in the crosswalk. Medical treatment was provided to the pedestrian but the woman was declared dead at the scene.

RCMP arrested the 83-year old male driver of the truck for failing to provide a breath sample. On Wednesday morning, the RCMP confirmed the man is in custody.

On Tuesday, the road was closed for about two hours while police conducted their investigation.

Police continue to investigate and are seeking additional witnesses to this incident. If you have video or dashcam footage of the area of 48th Street and 52nd Avenue, between 11:50 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, or have additional information about this incident, contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575.