Woman charged in death of 25 year old pedestrian

Police say they have charged a woman with impaired driving causing death after a 25 year old man was hit by a vehicle and killed while walking on a ramp in south Edmonton early on Wednesday morning.

A release sent out Wednesday evening says the woman's name is not being released because of a publication ban.

There is no indication on what grounds the publication ban was imposed.

The victim died after being hit by a Dodge Dakota truck while walking along the ramp to Gateway Boulevard, north of 23rd Avenue. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The female driver of the Dodge Dakota has been charged with impaired driving causing death and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 causing death.

This is Edmonton's 18th traffic fatality of 2014, and the second in less than a week.

On Saturday morning, a 19 year old man died after being hit by a vehicle on Fox Drive.

In that case, police say the man got into a cab on Whyte Avenue, and was found was found lying in the westbound lanes of Fox Drive about 15 minutes later. An autopsy confirmed the teen died as a result of being hit by a vehicle. Police say foul play is not suspected in that case.