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11-year-old boy dead after being struck by vehicle in Markham, OPP say

OPP officers posted a photo of the boy's damaged bike Thursday evening. Twitter / Ontario Provincial Police

An 11-year-old boy has died after being struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle in Markham Thursday afternoon, Ontario Provincial Police say.

Emergency services responded to a call about a boy who was struck on Warden Avenue near Highway 407 just after 4 p.m.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said the child was crossing the Highway 407 on-ramp from the northbound lanes of Warden Avenue when he was hit.

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In an update released late Thursday, police said he died in a hospital.

“Our deepest condolence and thoughts are with his family and friends,” an OPP tweet said.

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Schmidt said the driver remained at the scene of the collision and cooperated with officers.

Meanwhile, anyone with information was asked to contact police.

— With files from Nick Westoll

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