Emergency crews were called to Heritage Road and Steeles Avenue at around 5:45 a.m. for reports of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle.
Police said one of the two pedestrians, a woman, has died due to the collision.
Investigators also said paramedics transported the second pedestrian — also a woman — in serious, life-threatening condition to hospital.
Peel Regional Police Const. Mandeep Khatra said the first pedestrian was crossing the intersection when she was struck in the eastbound lanes and landed in the westbound lanes, where she was struck again by a second vehicle.
“That second vehicle is the one that we’re looking for,” Khatra said, adding that the vehicle is described as a mid-sized SUV.
“She was struck again by a third vehicle that remained on scene,” Khatra added.
The second pedestrian involved was trying “to help the first victim and was struck in the process.”
Police said the intersection is closed in all directions and “will remain so for (an) extended period.”
Family of the woman killed said she worked at an Amazon fulfillment centre and had just gotten off work when she was struck.
-Heritage and Steeles #Brampton
-2 pedestrians struck, 1 is deceased
-intersection closed in all directions and will remain so for extended period
-avoid the area
-C/R 5:46 AM
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPolice) November 25, 2022
In a statement to Global News, Ryma Boussoufa, a spokesperson for Amazon Canada, said the company is “deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our colleague, and we offer our heartfelt condolences to their loved ones.”
“Our thoughts are also with our employee who is currently in hospital,” Boussoufa said. “We are providing support resources for the victims’ families and our workforce.”
Boussoufa said the company is also “offering our full co-operation to local authorities.”
– with files from Global News’ Hannah Jackson
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