09/20/2012 01:28 EDT | Updated 11/19/2012 05:12 EST

Woman dies when hit by Vancouver bus

A woman was killed during the Wednesday evening rush hour when she was hit by a transit bus in East Vancouver.

The woman was struck at the intersection of Main and Terminal streets just before 5 p.m. PT.

She was declared dead at the scene, police said.

The area was closed to traffic for several hours as investigators examined the scene and interviewed witnesses.

It was the 12th traffic fatality of the year in Vancouver.