Tragedy has once again struck Highway 401. Ontario Provincial Police reported that a pedestrian was hit and killed by a transport truck on 400-series Highway in North York early Monday morning. The incident occurred in the eastbound express lanes of the highway near Allen Rd. at around 1:00 a.m. in the morning.\nOPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt confirmed that the victim was pronounced dead shortly after emergency crews arrived and the truck involved remained at the scene of the accident.\nPolice also reported receiving several reports of a stalled vehicle in a live lane of traffic in the area. However, they have yet to confirm whether the pedestrian was an occupant of that vehicle.\nThe accident caused several eastbound express lanes to be shut down for a few hours, but they have since been reopened.\nPolice have launched an ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding the deadly collision.\nOPP Const. Taylor Konkle told CBC that police had received a call around 1:00 a.m. of a pedestrian on the highway. The man was later found lying on the ground near the right shoulder of the eastbound express lanes.\nToronto Fire and paramedics were called to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased shortly after arriving.\nFatal collison #hwy401 Eastbound Express at Allen Rd #Toronto-Express Lanes closed-Pedestrian struck by transport truck, pronounced deceased on scene-Transport truck stayed on scene -Traffic being diverted into collectors at Allen Rd-Investigation continuing ^tk pic.twitter.com/mQEp3A3zsv— Sgt Kerry Schmidt (@OPP_HSD) December 30, 2019\n"It appears that the tractor-trailer struck the male party in a live lane," he said.\nThe driver of the transport truck is reportedly cooperating fully with the investigation.\nUpdate: #hwy401 Eastbound Express Lanes at Allen Rd are now open— Sgt Kerry Schmidt (@OPP_HSD) December 30, 2019\n"We do want to remind people that [on] the highway there are no pedestrians that are allowed to be walking," he said. "If you are a disabled motor vehicle, we want you to stay inside your vehicle,” he added.\nPolice are asking anyone who might have dashcam footage of the incident to contact OPP officers.\nKonkle also added that the roads were notably wet at the time of the incident, which he claims will be a "consideration" during the investigation.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.