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2 dead after vehicle crashes into tree in Whitchurch-Stouffville, police say

A York Regional Police cruiser at the service's Richmond Hill station.
A York Regional Police cruiser at the service's Richmond Hill station. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

York Regional Police say two people have died after their vehicle crashed into a tree in Whitchurch-Stouffville Thursday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to Warden Avenue, south of Stouffville Road, at around 5:30 p.m.

The spokesperson said the driver of the vehicle died at the scene. A passenger was taken to hospital by paramedics where they were later pronounced dead.

Officers shut down the immediate area as major collision unit investigators attended the scene to gather evidence.

The circumstances leading up to the crash weren’t clear as of Thursday evening.

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