02/03/2015 12:12 EST | Updated 04/04/2015 05:59 EDT

Claudia Trindade, Edmonton Woman Hit By Snow Clearing Machine, Dies


EDMONTON - A 39-year-old woman has died after being hit by a City of Edmonton snow maintenance vehicle.

Claudia Trindade was in a marked crosswalk on Jan. 28 around 5 p.m. when she was struck.

The machine was making a right turn at the time.

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson offered condolences to Trindade's family on behalf of city council and all city employees.

Iveson called it a "tragic and unfortunate incident" and said thoughts and prayers were with the family.

On Friday, Trindade's family released a statement which said she had two children and the family was "devastated" and trying to understand why and how it happened.


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