TORONTO - Ontario's chief coroner said Monday that his office plans to review pedestrian deaths in the province.

Dr. Andrew McCallum said in a statement that the review will look at common factors that have played a role in pedestrian deaths. The review could also make recommendations to prevent similar deaths in the future, he said.

The review will concentrate on pedestrian fatalities that occurred in 2010. It is expected to be released in spring 2012.

"In addition to motorized and non-motorized vehicles, pedestrians are also users of our roadways and are particularly vulnerable," McCallum said in a release. "It is essential that we closely look at these deaths to find practical ways to ensure their safety."

Police departments across the province, including the Ontario Provincial Police, were quick to support the study.

"The OPP looks forward to working with the Office of the Chief Coroner and our policing partners on this review to ensure that the roads and highways policed by the OPP are the safest they can be for pedestrians and all users," OPP chief superintendent Don Bell, said in a statement.

More than 110 pedestrians die in Ontario every year.