37-year-old motorcyclist dead after crash in Toronto’s west end

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A 37-year-old motorcyclist has died after Toronto police investigators say he was struck by a SUV in the city’s west end Thursday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to Kipling Avenue, north of North Queen Street, at around 3:20 p.m. with reports of a collision involving a 2008 Suzuki motorcycle and a 2021 Hyundai Tuscon.

According to an update issued Thursday evening by officers, a 17-year-old boy operating the SUV was trying to turn left onto the southbound lanes of Kipling Avenue from a gas station when the vehicle collided with the motorcycle.

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The man operating the motorcycle died at the scene.

Collision reconstruction investigators were called to the scene and part of Kipling Avenue was closed for several hours for the investigation.

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Meanwhile, anyone with information or anyone in the area with a dashcam or surveillance video was asked to call police at 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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