A 79-year-old woman has been pronounced dead after being struck by a truck in Mississauga Tuesday afternoon.

Peel Regional Police said they responded to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian around 2 p.m. near Dorcas Street and Minotola Avenue.

An elderly woman was pronounced dead at the scene, Peel paramedics said.

According to Const. Sarah Patten, the woman was walking along the curb of the roadway, travelling south on Minotola Avenue when the collision occurred.

“It is believed that this truck was at a job site just up the road on Minotola and had just been leaving, was driving down the roadway and unfortunately struck the female.”

The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

The Major Collision Bureau is investigating the incident.