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Woman killed in 'horrific' traffic incident

A 50-year-old Coquitlam woman was killed on Highway 1 Thursday afternoon after she exited her vehicle on the west end of the Port Mann Bridge and was struck by a tractor trailer.

A 50-year-old Coquitlam woman was killed on Highway 1 Thursday afternoon after she exited her vehicle on the west end of the Port Mann Bridge and was struck by a tractor trailer.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and investigators were still working when the eastbound lanes re-opened shortly after 4:30 p.m. Several eastbound Highway 1 had been closedas police worked to figure out what had happened.

"Investigators continue to speak with witnesses who observed what can only be described as a horrific event," said Sgt. Peter Thiessen, the spokesperson for the Lower Mainland Regional Police Service.

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