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Elderly man 4th pedestrian struck and killed in Toronto in 24 hours

CityNews | posted Friday, Sep 29th, 2017

An elderly man died after he was hit by a car on McCowan Road near Steeles Avenue East on Sept. 28, 2017. CITYNEWS

An elderly man has been struck and killed in Toronto’s east-end – the fourth pedestrian fatality in the city since Wednesday evening.

Police were called to McCowan Road, near Steeles Avenue East, just before 10 p.m. on Thursday.

Paramedics say the victim, believed to be in his 70s, was without vital signs and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the man was crossing McCowan mid-block just south of Steeles when he was struck by a vehicle heading south in the curb lane.

The driver remained on the scene.

Police say alcohol or speed do not appear to be factors in the crash.

A mother and five-year-old daughter were struck and killed while crossing Warden Avenue in Scarborough late Wednesday night.

A man in his 50s was struck and killed in the area of Birchmount Road and St. Clair Avenue just after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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