Pedestrian struck and killed by driver in Mississauga

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Peel Regional Police have closed roads in the area of Eglinton and Metcalfe avenues for their investigation. (Paul Smith/CBC - image credit)
Peel Regional Police have closed roads in the area of Eglinton and Metcalfe avenues for their investigation. (Paul Smith/CBC - image credit)

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a driver in Mississauga early Friday, Peel police say.

The collision happened in the area of Eglinton and Metcalfe avenues shortly before 6:15 a.m.

The pedestrian, who paramedics said was a man in his 40s, was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The woman behind the wheel of the vehicle remained at the scene and is co-operating with investigators, police said.

According to Peel police Const. Donna Carlson, the man was crossing Eglinton Avenue mid-block when he was struck in a live lane of traffic.

Surrounding roads have been closed for the police investigation and drivers are advised to avoid the area.