A 70-year-old man is dead and a 61-year-old woman has life-threatening injuries after a collision between an SUV and a transit bus in Mississauga.

The red RAV4 was headed eastbound on Bloor Street just after midnight when it slammed into the back of a Mississauga Transit bus that was stopped near Tomken Road.

Police say that the male driver of the SUV was pronounced dead on scene while his 61-year-old female passenger was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition.

He was later identified as Ricardo Reyes, 70.

Two on the bus also sustained minor injuries in the crash and were taken to hospital to be assessed, police say.

The circumstances surrounding the collision are under investigation and police are appealing to witnesses to come forward.

“At this time investigators from our major collision bureau as well as Forensic Identification Services (FIS) are on scene and are investigating this incident,” Const. Akhil Mooken told CP24 at the scene. “We are appealing for any witnesses to contact investigators or to provide that information through Crime Stoppers.”

Bloor Street was closed between Tomken Rd and Anneliese Avenue but reopened at around 5:30 a.m.