Essex County OPP are investigating after a pedestrian was killed on Highway 401 near Windsor Wednesday evening. A pedestrian was struck in the westbound lanes of the 401 around 6:50 p.m. west of Manning Road.

The vehicle involved in the crash did not stop at the scene and has not yet been identified

The highway was closed for several hours as police investigated.

The victim was transported to an area hospital but succumbed to injuries. Police say the identity of the deceased is being withheld until next of kin are notified. Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police.