GUELPH -- A man is dead after he was hit by a passenger train on Sunday night in Guelph.

It happened in the area of Suburban Avenue and Clearview Street near Highway 7 at around 10:30 p.m.

Guelph police say the train was travelling eastbound on a set of tracks east of Victoria Road North.

Officers say that the person was killed instantly.

Police were on scene well after midnight and continued to investigate into Monday morning.

Officials have not released any identifying information about the pedestrian, or the circumstances around the crash.

It's still not known why the man was on the tracks, whether he was trying to get across them or not.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police, who are trying to notify the man's next of kin.