April 21, 2017 4:15 pm
Updated: April 22, 2017 12:31 pm

6-year-old boy dies after collision in Toronto’s east end

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A six-year-old boy has died after he was hit by a vehicle in east-end Toronto.

Emergency crews were called to Halfmoon Square and Canmore Boulevard, east of Morningside Avenue and north of Ellesmere Road, at 3:30 p.m. Friday after a report of a collision.

The child was rushed to hospital with a police escort.

Initial police reports said an adult was also struck, but a police spokesperson later said just the boy was struck.

Police said the driver of the vehicle, a 50-year-old man, remained at the scene of the collision.

The Toronto District School Board confirmed in a statement that the boy was a senior kindergarten student at Morrish Public School, which is at the intersection where the collision happened.

“This is a tragic loss of a young life and our deepest condolences are extended to his grieving family and friends,” spokesman Ryan Bird said, adding the boy was on his way home from school.

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

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