Woman struck and killed by multiple vehicles on Highway 427

A 55-year-old woman is dead after being hit by multiple vehicles on the northbound lanes of Highway 427 between Dundas and Bloor.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says she was walking on the highway when she was struck and killed by several vehicles at about 7:00 Monday evening.

Police say a number of motorists had called them about 10 minutes before she was struck.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is underway, but police are still looking to piece together why she was on the highway on foot.

Several different police divisions were at the scene of the crash and a portion of the highway was closed late into Monday evening.