A female cyclist is dead following a collision with a truck at Dundas Street West and Sterling Road, police said on Monday.

Const. Hugh Smith said a 40-year-old woman died after being hit by a truck shortly before noon.

Smith said it appeared the collision occurred as a truck turned right from Sterling onto westbound Dundas.

The woman was knocked under the vehicle and pinned under the rear tires.

Dundas Street West was closed between Sorauren and Lansdowne Avenues as Toronto police investigate the collision.

Smith said it was too soon to say whether charges would be laid.

On Friday, a cyclist suffered head injuries after he was struck by a vehicle in Toronto's east end.

And last month, Ontario's chief coroner said his office planned to review cycling deaths across the province over the last four years amid growing concern about bicycle safety.

The review will identify and learn from common factors in the deaths from 2006 to 2010. It will be handled by Dr. Dan Cass, regional supervising coroner for the Toronto West Region.

Between 15 and 20 cyclists die in Ontario each year from injuries suffered on their bikes.