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Sydney pedestrian killed: Woman dead after being hit by van on Pacific Highway in Pymble

Max Corstorphan
The Nightly
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A female pedestrian has died after being struck by a van on a major highway. (Steven Saphore/AAP PHOTOS)
A female pedestrian has died after being struck by a van on a major highway. (Steven Saphore/AAP PHOTOS) Credit: AAP

A crime scene has been established after a female pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle on a busy highway during morning traffic on Tuesday.

The incident occurred just before 6.30am on the Pacific Highway in Sydney near the Beechworth Road intersection.

Officers from the Kuring Gai Police Area Command were dispatched to the scene after reports that a northbound van had struck a woman.

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Despite the efforts of NSW Ambulance paramedics, the woman believed to be in her 60s, died at the scene.

A crime scene has been established as authorities launch an investigation into the cause of the accident.

The male driver of the van will undergo mandatory testing as part of the inquiry.

Traffic in the area is expected to be disrupted for several hours. Motorists are advised to avoid the vicinity if possible.

Two of the three northbound lanes are closed. Motorists travelling northbound cannot access Bobbin Head Road as the right turn lane is now closed.

Police are appealing to anyone with information about the incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.

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