York Regional Police say a male pedestrian has died after being hit by a pickup truck in Richmond Hill Thursday afternoon.
Police said emergency crews were called to the area of Yonge Street and Garden Avenue, just north of Highway 7, before 5:45 p.m.
A spokesperson told Global News a work truck was backing up in a construction work site and it appears the pedestrian walked through a closed-off lane and was hit by the vehicle.
Officers said paramedics took the patient to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Police said since the incident happened at a work site, Ontario’s Ministry of Labour will be notified.