One person was taken to hospital and pronounced dead after a crash which left a busy Kitchener intersection closed for much of Friday morning.

Police closed the intersection of Fairway Road and Wilson Avenue at 8:30 a.m. as they investigated the crash. It remains closed, flooding nearby streets with traffic.

One vehicle reportedly left a parking lot, went over a sidewalk and hit a tree before crossing into oncoming traffic.

Paramedics took the driver to hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

Police say they are looking into the possibility the driver suffered a medical episode before the crash.

No information about the victim has been released.