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Pedestrian killed after being struck by transport truck on Hwy. 401 in North York

An OPP cruiser is seen at the service's Toronto detachment. Nick Westoll / Global News

Ontario Provincial Police say a pedestrian is dead after being struck while walking in a live lane of traffic on Highway 401 in North York.

Police said officers responded to a call about a pedestrian struck on the eastbound express lanes at Allen Road.

Emergency services arrived on scene and located a victim laying on the ground with a tractor trailer stopped just ahead of it.

The victim was pronounced dead on scene.

READ MORE: 2 killed in multi-vehicle crash on Highway 401 near Guelph

Police said before they responded to the incident they also received calls about a disabled vehicle in the collector lanes near Allen Road. However, police could not confirm whether the pedestrian was from that vehicle.

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There is no word on age or identity of the victim.

The eastbound lane were closed for the investigation but have since been reopened.

 

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