10/05/2014 12:05 EDT | Updated 12/05/2014 05:59 EST

Thomas Pedersen, 24, of Ajax, struck and killed on Highway 401

A pedestrian died after he was struck on Highway 401 in Whitby, Ont., police say.

The Ontario Provincial Police say they were called to the scene of a fatal collision at 10:14 p.m. on Saturday, in the eastbound lanes of the highway near Brock Road.

Police say that a man was walking across the highway from its north side when he was hit by an eastbound GMC pickup truck.

Thomas Pedersen, 24, of Ajax, Ont., has been identified as the man killed on the highway.

The collision remains under investigation.