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2 men charged in connection with Toronto crash that killed 59-year-old victim

The scene of the collision in Etobicoke on Friday. Global News

Toronto police say two men have been charged in connection with a fatal crash in Etobicoke on Friday.

Police said in a news release that at around 12 p.m., officers were called to the area of Burnhamthorpe Road and Shaver Avenue North for reports of a collision.

Police said that a van and a sedan were heading west “at a high rate of speed.”

A 59-year-old man was driving a Honda CRV south on Shaver Avenue. When he entered the intersection, he was struck by the van.

Read more: Man dead after west-end Toronto crash: paramedics

The man died at the scene. The driver of the van was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Police said the driver of the sedan slowed down before fleeing the area westbound.

Officers said 23-year-old Toronto resident Shabari Tull was arrested on Wednesday and charged with dangerous operation of a conveyance causing death. He’s scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 2.

In a subsequent update, investigators said 50-year-old Samir Shams was arrested on Thursday and charged with dangerous operation of a conveyance causing death. He was scheduled to make a court appearance on Dec. 9.

Anyone with information on the crash was asked to contact investigators at 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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