1 dead, 1 in life-threatening condition after SUV crashes into Mississauga transit bus

The crash happened on Bloor Street at Tomken Road early Friday morning. Jeremy Cohn / Global News

Peel Regional Police say a 70-year-old man is dead and a 61-year-old woman is in critical condition after a SUV crashed into a MiWay bus in Mississauga early Friday morning.

Const. Akhil Mooken told reporters that officers and paramedics were called to Bloor Street at Tomken Road before 12:15 a.m. with reports of a collision.

Mooken said the woman, who was a passenger in the SUV, was rushed to hospital by paramedics with life-threatening injuries. He said the male driver of the SUV died at the scene.

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Also, an unconfirmed number of people on the bus at the time of the collision received minor injuries.

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Major collision bureau and forensic identification investigators are looking into the circumstances leading up to the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 905-453-3311 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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