06/03/2014 07:05 EDT | Updated 08/03/2014 05:59 EDT

1 dead in fatal crash on Steeles Avenue near Milton

One person has died in a fatal crash northwest of Toronto today.

Police were called to the scene of the collision on Steeles Avenue, between Fifth and Sixth Line, in Halton Hills, at the Milton border, shortly before 5 p.m.

The collision involved a car and tractor trailer.

The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are advising motorists to avoid that area of Steeles Avenue, which is expected to remain closed for a few hours during the investigation.