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TTC driver charged in hit-and-run death of Toronto teen Amaria Diljohn

WATCH: The tragic incident days before Christmas left 14-year-old Amaria Diljohn dead. Mark Carcasole reports.

TORONTO – A TTC driver has been charged in connection to the hit-and-run death of Toronto teenager Amaria Diljohn.

Dhanbir Shergill, 28, of Bowmanville has been identified as the driver behind the wheel of a transit bus that fatally struck the 14-year-old on Dec. 19.

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Diljohn was crossing Finch Avenue East near Neilson Road at the time of the collision.

Toronto police say the accused faces charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and fail to remain at the scene of the collision.

TTC CEO Andy Byford said Friday that Shergill is no longer employed by the transit commission.

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“It was a terrible event, it was shocking, we’re still sort of recovering from that,” Byford said. “The operators are no longer with us and our thoughts remain with the family.”

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