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Coalhurst collision claims life of Stand Off woman

Posted on December 7, 2023 by Sunny South News

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A 31-year-old woman from Stand Off was struck and killed on Highway 3 in a collision early Saturday morning which saw traffic detours impact a major access point to Lethbridge.

According to RCMP, a woman from Stand Off was a pedestrian who was struck by a passing car while she was walking along the highway between Range Road 224 and Township Road 92 near Coalhurst.

Police were called to the scene at roughly 5:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.

While the collision was under investigation, police closed the westbound lanes of Highway 3 between Lethbridge and Coalhurst and the northbound lanes along Westside Drive at the city limits.

Traffic had originally been detoured along Highway 3 to northbound Highway 25 junction through Coalhurst. The detours were lifted shortly before 11 a.m. on Saturday.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, but RCMP say driver impairment doesn’t appear to be a factor.

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