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Pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle in Mississauga

A male pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle in Mississauga early Wednesday morning.

The collision happened around 6 a.m. at the busy intersection of Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue, Peel Regional Police say.

Initially, investigators said the victim was in life-threatening condition but later confirmed he had died of his injuries. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene, according to police.

Pictures from the intersection showed a beige-coloured Honda Accord parked on the side of the roadway with significant front-end damage as well as a smashed windshield and driver-side window.

Officers from the force’s major collision bureau and forensic identification services are investigating what led to the crash.

Const. Taryn Hill, a spokesperson for Peel Regional Police, told reporters it’s unclear where the pedestrian was struck and that investigators are working to determine if he was crossing the street.

As a result, the intersection at Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue is closed for the probe. It is expected to be shut down for several hours.

“Please use alternate routes as delays are to be expected,” Peel police said in a tweet.

Officers are canvassing the area for any security cameras or dashcam video that may have captured the collision.

They are also appealing for anyone who witnessed the deadly incident to contact police.

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