03/19/2014 07:24 EDT | Updated 05/19/2014 05:59 EDT

Fatal collision closes DVP southbound

The southbound lanes of the Don Valley Parkway are closed as police investigate a fatal pedestrian collision, causing long delays for drivers heading into downtown during the morning commute

As of 7 a.m. southbound traffic was being forced off the DVP at the Bayview/Bloor exit. The northbound lanes at Dundas Street were also blocked with emergency crews dealing with the collision on the southbound side.

Toronto police traffic services officer Const. Clint Stibbe told CBC News that the backup began when a pedestrian was hit on the DVP.

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