Pedestrain killed on Highway 58

A 25-year-old woman is dead after being hit by a pickup truck on Highway 58 near Dene Tha' First Nation.

Police say they received a call for assistance for a home at Dene Tha' First Nation shortly before 5 a.m. on Wednesday. An intoxicated woman was outside a home and was refusing to leave. 

Mounties say the woman left the area on foot while they were on route, and was struck by a pickup truck on the highway a short time later. EMS arrived and treated the woman, who has been identified as a woman of Grimshaw, but died at the scene. 

Police are still investigating. Dene Tha' First Nation is about 850 kilometres northwest of Edmonton. 

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