07/04/2015 16:24 EDT | Updated 07/04/2016 01:12 EDT

Traffic snarled after pedestrian struck and killed by garbage truck in Vancouver

VANCOUVER - A pedestrian has been struck and killed by a garbage truck in Vancouver.Vancouver Police say the fatal collision occured just before 9 a.m. Saturday.It happened near the intersection of Kingsway Avenue and Broadway.Police say the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.Significant traffic disruptions were expected on Saturday as investigators dealt with the incident.Drivers were being asked to avoid the area.