Peel Regional Police are probing the death of a 23-year-old man found with a gunshot wound at the scene of a crash in Mississauga on Tuesday morning.

Police and paramedics were called to the area of Highway 410, north of Courtneypark Drive, shortly before 1 a.m. for a reported collision.

When they arrived on scene, one male victim was located inside a vehicle in the ditch. The victim, police say, had been shot.

The man, who had been identified as 23-year-old Brampton resident Jason Ramkishun, was taken to a trauma centre in critical condition but later died from his injuries.

Chaitram Ramkishun, the victim’s father, said that he drove to the scene of the crash after seeing his son’s car on the news.

“I was going to start work and then I said, ‘let me go and drive and see what’s happening there.’ Something was not right.”

Ramkishun’s family said that he worked as a security guard in Brampton and Mississauga.

The victim’s sister, Amanda Ramkishun, said she received a text from her brother last night before the incident.

“He just texted me around 10 because we have a shared phone plan and he said that he had gone up on his data and he had to send me extra money and that was the last time I heard from him,” she said. “I replied this morning and I didn’t get any response.”

Speaking to CP24 at the scene, Const. Harinder Sohi said the homicide unit has taken over the investigation.

Forensic officers were also at the scene Tuesday collecting evidence.

Investigators have not yet provided any information about possible suspects.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

"If you were on the 410 or 401 or maybe even Courtneypark at around 1:00 a.m. or 1:30 a.m. and saw something unusual we are asking you to come to the scene or contact our homicide bureau or even contact Crime Stoppers and let us know what you saw," Sohi said.

The incident also resulted in the lengthy closure of the northbound lanes of Highway 410, from Highway 401 to Derry Road. The roads have since reopened.