Pedestrian killed while crossing intersection

Police looking for witnesses in death of Port Hardy woman

  • Mar. 7, 2012 2:00 p.m.

Police are investigating the possible connection of a power failure in the death of a  49-year-old woman who was killed at a Port Hardy intersection last night.

Shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday, members of the Port Hardy RCMP and BC Ambulance Service responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian at Park Drive and Highland Drive, in Port Hardy.

Police said Carol Humchitt was struck by a 2004 Mazda van driven by a 62-year-old Port Hardy man.

Paramedics transported Humchitt to the Port Hardy Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries shortly before midnight.

Vehicle speed and driver impairment do not appear to be contributing factors.

The RCMP preliminary information indicates at the time of the collision, a power failure in the area rendered the street lights inoperable.

This is being examined as a possible contributing factor, along with the visibility of the pedestrian, and her proximity to a marked crosswalk at the time of the collision.  A collision analyst and re-constructionist with the Island District Traffic Services continues to investigate, with the assistance of the BC Coroners Service.

Port Hardy RCMP Victim Services have been involved with supporting the families involved.

Several witnesses to the collision have been interviewed by investigators.

Any witness who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact the Port Hardy RCMP at 250-949-6335.

RCMP Island District Traffic Services and Port Hardy RCMP continue to investigate this collision.

More on this story as information becomes available.

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