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Police west of Toronto say a pedestrian was struck and killed by a passenger train in Oakville Thursday evening.

Halton Regional Police say the Niagara Falls-to-Toronto Amtrak train was in Oakville when a pedestrian was seen walking across the tracks.

The pedestrian, described by police as a young male, was alone at the time and pronounced dead at the scene.

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No one on the train was hurt.

The name of the pedestrian has not been released and police continue to investigate.

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