A 17-year-old driver is dead after a single-vehicle crash this morning on Highway 27 near Eglinton Avenue West. 

Hwy. 27. Fatal crash

A 17-year-old driver died when a car slammed into a guardrail on Highway 27 near Eglinton Avenue West this morning. (Oliver Walters/CBC)

Just before 9 a.m., police received a call about a vehicle that had crashed into a guardrail. The crash happened on southbound Highway 27 where the highway exits onto Eglinton Avenue and the southbound Highway 427.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The crash has caused the following closures while police investigate:

  • Eglinton Avenue westbound to the southbound Highway 427 ramp.
  • Highway 27 southbound at Dixon Road. Southbound traffic on Highway 27 is being diverted off at Dixon Road. 

Northbound lanes of Highway 27 are not closed.