June 20, 2014 2:45 pm

Man facing impaired driving charge in alleged hit-and-run in Alliston

Police investigate scene were two road crew workers were struck by a vehicle.

Jeremy Cohn/Global News

TORONTO – A 32-year-old man is  facing impaired driving charges in connection with a hit-and-run that sent two road crew workers to hospital early Friday morning in Alliston, Ont.

OPP Sgt. Peter Leon says a man and woman were painting lines on a road when they were hit just before 3 a.m.

Police say the man – who is also a volunteer firefighter – was taken by air ambulance to a Toronto hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The man died in hospital Friday afternoon.

The woman, whose injuries were considered not serious, was taken to a local hospital.

Police continuing to investigate after two road workers were taken to hospital. (Jeremy Cohn/Global News)

Jeremy Cohn/Global News

 

Police found a pick-up truck they believe was involved in the incident.

“One man was located a short time later and taken into custody,” said Sgt. Leon.

Victoria Street in Alliston, located an hour north of Toronto, will remain closed during the police investigation.

*With a file from the Canadian Press

© Shaw Media, 2014

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