Police are investigating a fatal collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle in the downtown area.

Emergency crews were called to the intersection at 10th Avenue and 5th Street S.W. at about 12:40 p.m. Thursday for reports that a pedestrian was hit while crossing the street.

A 39-year-old woman was hit by a van and was taken to hospital in critical, potentially life threatening condition. Police say she has since died from her injuries.

Police say a white 2007 Chevrolet Express Van was travelling southbound on 5th Street and made a westbound turn onto 10th Avenue on a green light.

The woman was in the crosswalk about three metres from the curb when the crash happened and was dragged under the vehicle for a short distance before it came to a stop.

The woman worked in the area and Victim's Assistance was called in to help co-workers who may have witnessed the crash.

Police have not released the name of the victim and there is no word yet on charges