02/16/2015 07:41 EST | Updated 04/18/2015 05:59 EDT

Pedestrian dead after being trapped under vehicle in Scarborough

A woman has died after being struck by a vehicle in Scarborough. 

Toronto Paramedics were called to the Kennedy Road and McNicoll Avenue area at around 6:45 a.m. this morning, where they found a woman trapped beneath a vehicle. 

Firefighters were called to help free the woman. She was later pronounced dead at the scene. 

Paramedics described her as elderly, but no other details have been made available. 

A stretch of Kennedy Road near McNicoll has been closed for the investigation. Police are advising drivers to avoid the area.