A 40-year-old man is dead after being struck by a vehicle while walking near Ellesmere station in Scarborough last night.

Toronto police were called to the corner of Ellesmere and Kennedy roads around 7:15 p.m. Sunday.

The victim was found unresponsive and lying in the road. Paramedics began trying to resuscitate the victim before he was rushed to a trauma centre.

The man was later pronounced dead in hospital.

His death is the first traffic fatality of 2016 in Toronto.