A pedestrian was struck and killed Wednesday evening on the highway near Winlaw.

Pedestrian killed on highway near Winlaw

An accident on Highway 6 near Winlaw Wednesday evening claimed the life of a 22-year-old pedestrian.

An accident on Highway 6 near Winlaw Wednesday evening claimed the life of a 22-year-old pedestrian.

The fatality occurred in the 6600 block of the highway at Appledale. At 7:58 p.m., a 1998 Jeep Cherokee was travelling south.

“The roads were dark and wet and [there was] no artificial light in the area,” said Cpl John Ferguson of the West Kootenay Traffic Services in a press release.

He explained the Jeep driver noticed an oncoming car and as it passed him a pedestrian was seen on the road in his path of travel. He attempted to avoid a collision but couldn’t. The pedestrian was deceased at the scene.

Alcohol is not a factor and the driver of the Jeep is fully cooperating with the investigation, reported the RCMP.

Police are asking anyone noticing a pedestrian in the area at the time of the collision to contact them.

The West Kootenay Traffic Services and the BC Coroner Service are continuing their investigation.

A 35-year-old woman was killed in August 2013 in the 5900 block of Highway 6 when a semi-trailer struck the pedestrian. It was dark on the road at that time as well.

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