71-year-old woman killed following hit-and-run in Gatineau

Gatineau police are searching for a suspect after a 71-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle near Gatineau Park Thursday night.

It happened around 8:00 p.m., as the woman was walking her bike along Lac des Fées and Rue Gamelin.

Police say the driver fled the scene.

The woman later died in hospital. Her identity has not been released.

Gatineau Police Constable Andrée East says witnesses have come forward, to tell police they had seen a truck with a snow plow blade on the front.

"We cannot specify which kind of truck it is, if it was a pick-up truck or a bigger truck," East says, "but it's certainly a very distinct feature."

East says anyone with information is asked to call 819-243-INFO (4636) and select option 5.