Pedestrian struck and killed by tow truck in downtown Toronto: police
Published Tuesday, June 6, 2023 8:29AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, June 6, 2023 11:44AM EDT
Police say a 29-year-old woman was struck and killed by a tow truck in downtown Toronto Tuesday morning.
It happened in the area of Bloor Street and Mount Pleasant Road at 7:30 a.m.
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Toronto Paramedic Services first told CP24 they were treating an adult female patient on scene for life-threatening injuries.
In an update, Toronto police said the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle remained on scene, police said.
Speaking to reporters at the scene, Sgt. Melissa Kulik said a tow truck driver was travelling on the ramp to Mount Pleasant Road when they struck the pedestrian who was crossing the street.
Police later said in a news release that the driver failed to stop at the stop sign.
Efforts are currently underway to notify the woman’s next of kin.
Roads in the area were closed but have since reopened.