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2 people dead after collision between car and transport truck in Mississauga

Two people are dead after a collision between a car and a transport truck in Mississauga early Wednesday morning.

A male and a female, were pronounced dead at the scene, Peel paramedics say

A man and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene early Wednesday after a car slammed into the back of a truck in Mississauga. (Ali Chiasson/CBC)

Two people are dead after a collision between a car and a transport truck in Mississauga early Wednesday morning.

Emergency crews were called to the area of Hurontario Street and Matheson Boulevard East at 5:19 a.m., Peel police tweeted.

Two adults, a male and a female, were pronounced dead at the scene, Peel paramedics Supt. Cory Tkatch told CBC Toronto.

He could not provide their ages.

"It is my understanding that the vehicle is under the truck," Peel police Const. Heather Cannon, a spokesperson for the force, told CBC.

The collision occurred in the northbound lanes of Hurontario, south of Matheson, Cannon said.

Hurontario Street was closed in both directions between Barondale Drive and Matheson but has since reopened.

Cannon told reporters at the scene that investigators are asking anyone who was driving in the area who has dash-cam footage to contact police.

The force's major collision bureau will investigate.