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Motorist arrested for dangerous driving after passenger dies in single-vehicle crash: Toronto police

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A motorist has been arrested for dangerous driving after a deadly single-vehicle crash in Toronto’s west end early Saturday, police say.

A spokesperson told Global News emergency crews were called to the intersection of Bloor Street West and Lothian Avenue, just east of Islington Avenue, before 2:45 a.m.

The spokesperson said officers received information that the vehicle was “travelling at a very high rate of speed” in the westbound lanes of Bloor Street West.

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They said the vehicle went onto the sidewalk on the north side of the street and crashed into a pole.

When the crash happened, the spokesperson said the passenger was thrown from the vehicle. They died at the scene.

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The driver was taken into custody a short time later. It’s unclear if charges have been formally laid in connection with the investigation.

Meanwhile, anyone with information about the crash was asked to call police at 416-808-2222.

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