Hamilton police say a 16-year-old international student has been killed while crossing Upper James Street.

The teenager was attempting to cross Upper James at Duff Street about 6:30 p.m. Friday when he was struck by a commercial vehicle.

The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of next of kin. Police say they are trying to reach his family in China through Interpol, but it could take some time.

Police say weather conditions were poor at the time of the accident.

A police accident re-construction team was on scene early Saturday, but the area is now clear.

Witnesses are asked to contact Det/Cst.Walter Niblock or Det/Cst Matt Hewko at 905-546-4753.