A 60-year-old North Milton woman was stuck and killed while crossing the highway in white-out conditions this morning in her home community.
The RCMP have identified the victim as Brenda Joyce Coles.
Queens District RCMP and Island EMS responded to the fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision on Route 7 at approximately 6:30 a.m.
Police say a vehicle travelling south on Route 7 struck Coles. The investigation is in its early stages, however, RCMP believe Coles was crossing the highway to pick up a newspaper and neither she nor the driver of the vehicle saw one another due to blowing snow. Coles was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say speed and alcohol were not a factor in this collision and no charges were expected.