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Alleged impaired driver arrested following fatal pedestrian collision in Etobicoke: police

The scene of a fatal pedestrian collision in north Etobicoke on Saturday.
The scene of a fatal pedestrian collision in north Etobicoke on Saturday. Gord Edick / Global News

Officials say a 62-year-old man is dead after he was struck by a vehicle in north Etobicoke Saturday morning.

Police said they were called to the area of Kipling Avenue and Stevenson Road, just north of Finch Avenue, around 6:15 a.m.

Officers said the victim was crossing Kipling Avenue from the west to the east side north of Stevenson Road when a vehicle heading southbound on Kipling Avenue hit him.

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He was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition where he died, officials said.

Twenty-four-year-old Mureithi Premji of Toronto has been charged with operation of a conveyance causing death while impaired and operation of a conveyance causing death while exceeding 80 mgs.

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Roads were closed in the area as officers investigated but have since reopened.

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