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19-year-old to appear in court after cyclist killed in hit-and-run

Mitchell Irwin, from Keswick, Ont., surrendered himself to police on Sunday.
Mitchell Irwin, from Keswick, Ont., surrendered himself to police on Sunday.

TORONTO – A 19-year-old man is scheduled to appear in court Monday morning in connection to a fatal hit-and-run over the weekend.

Mitchell Irwin, from Keswick, Ont., surrendered himself to police on Sunday.

He’s been charged with criminal negligence causing death, dangerous driving causing death and failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing death.

Emergency crews were called to the city’s Yorkville neighbourhood at 11:20 p.m on Saturday.

According to police, a 26-year-old male cyclist was attempting to turn east on Davenport Rd. from Avenue Rd. when he was struck by a white 2015 Hyundai.

The vehicle failed to remain at the scene and police announced they were looking for the driver.

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The cyclist was rushed to the hospital but later succumbed to his injuries.

Police are asking for the public’s help in determining the whereabouts of the vehicle involved in the collision between Avenue Rd. at Highway 401 and Keswick, north of Toronto, from 11:30 p.m. Saturday to noon on Sunday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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