Nanaimo RCMP says a 60-year-old Nanaimo man was killed last night after running across Nicol street at Needham street.

It happened shortly before nine o’clock on Monday night and police say there were multiple witnesses.

Cst. Gary O’Brien says the man was running east through the marked crosswalk when the driver, who was turning left on a green light, struck him.

She remained at the scene, was cooperative and police say she was distraught.

The man was transported to the hospital and airlifted to Victoria where he was pronounced dead at 12:40 this morning.

Police have notified his family.

That section of Nicol Street was closed for more than four hours as an RCMP traffic reconstructionist examined the scene.

Kendall Hanson