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1 dead after vehicle crashes into Princes’ Gates at Toronto’s Exhibition Place

The scene of a single-vehicle collision at Toronto's Exhibition Place on Monday.
The scene of a single-vehicle collision at Toronto's Exhibition Place on Monday. Global News

A person has died after their vehicle crashed into the Princes’ Gates at Toronto’s Exhibition Place Monday afternoon.

Emergency services responded to reports of a collision at around 2 p.m. in the area of Strachan Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard West.

Toronto Police Sgt. Jason Kraft with traffic Services said a dark-coloured SUV drove into the gates for “unknown reasons.”

Kraft said it is an ongoing investigation but speed will be looked at as a factor.

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Video posted on social media appeared to show smoke billowing out from the scene of the crash.

A Toronto Fire Services spokesperson said the vehicle was engulfed in flames upon arrival at the scene.

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Toronto paramedics said the person died at the scene. It is not known the age or sex of the victim.

There were no other reported injuries.

Strachan Avenue was closed in both directions at Lake Shore Boulevard West for the investigation.

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