Woman killed by tractor trailer while crossing Highway 7 near Peterborough

Accident closed down highway between Burnham and Drummond Line for four hours on Sunday night

Police car lights. (Stock photo)

A 56-year-old woman was killed Sunday night (September 17) while attempting to cross Highway 7 near Lancaster Road east of Peterborough.

The woman was struck by a tractor trailer at around 8 p.m. Peterborough County OPP and and emergency crews responded to the accident, where the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Highway 7 between Burnham Line and Drummond Line was closed until around 12:30 a.m. on August 18th for collision reconstruction by police.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

OPP have now identified the woman as Susan Margaret Little, age 56, of Peterborough.

A post mortem examination is scheduled for today at the Provincial Forensic Pathology Unit at the Forensic Services and Coroners complex in Toronto.