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Updated: 7th January 2019 18:30

2 Lethbridge pedestrians killed in crosswalks

Two Lethbridge pedestrians were hit and killed in marked crosswalks in unrelated incidents Thursday.

Incidents not related

Two Lethbridge pedestrians were hit and killed in marked crosswalks in unrelated incidents Thursday.

Marilyn Pratt, 57, was struck by a Jeep driven by a 39-year-old man in the city's northwest just after 4 p.m.

The second collision happened an hour later and about 12 blocks south of the first.

Patricia Diane Matthews, 64, was hit by a Ford 5-150. The 73-year-old driver of the truck was making a left turn and didn't yield to the pedestrian.

Lethbridge Regional Police Service spokesperson Kristen Harding said the two cases are unrelated.

"It's certainly rare to have two fatal collisions in a day, let alone an hour apart.  It's definitely an unfortunate coincidence."

Police are investigating and charges may be laid. Neither alcohol nor speed contributed to either collision, said police.

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