3 people dead following collision in Toronto’s Mimico neighborhood – Toronto

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Three people are dead, including two pedestrians, after what police say appears to be a high-speed collision in Toronto’s Mimico neighborhood.

Emergency crews were called to the area of ​​Lake Shore Boulevard West and Superior Avenue shortly after 5:30 pm Thursday for reports of two pedestrians struck by a white SUV.

Toronto Paramedics said three people were pronounced dead on scene.

Investigators confirmed that two pedestrians and the driver were all killed in the collision. They have not released their ages or genders as they are in the process of notifying next of kin.

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Detective Scott Matthews told Global News that the driver was driving at a high rate of speed eastbound on Lake Shore Boulevard West.

The detective said the driver sped through the intersection at Superior Avenue — on a red light — striking the two pedestrians who had the right of way.

The driver continued driving then hit a parked flatbed truck that was part of a construction site at the other end of the intersection and was possibly ejected, police said.

Three people are dead following a collision in Toronto’s Mimico neighborhood, paramedics say.

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Meanwhile, video has surfaced on social media following a minor collision at Lake Shore Boulevard West and Eighth Street, near Islington Avenue.

The video shows firefighters speaking to the driver of a white SUV, who then manages to get into the vehicle and drive off.

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Global News analyzed the license plate in that video which matches the license plate seen on the white SUV that crashed a few kilometers east at Lake Shore Boulevard West and Superior Avenue.

Police said they are looking at the video to see if it is connected to the deadly crash.

with files from Katrina Ramlochan and Morganne Campbell

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