A male cyclist believed to be in his 40s is dead following a collision in Markham on Tuesday evening.

The crash took place in the area of Elgin Mills and Kennedy roads at around 6:30 p.m.

Police said the victim was taken to hospital from the scene with unspecified injuries and was pronounced dead a few hours later.

The vehicle involved in the collision remained at the scene, officers said.

Roads have been blocked off in the area as police investigate.