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York Region mother, daughter dead after dump truck collides with Toyota: police

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal crash killed two people in York Region on Saturday morning.

York Regional Police’s major collisions unit responded to a crash in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville at around 8:45 a.m. The incident took place in the area of Warden Avenue and Stouffville Road.

Police said a dump truck pulling a trailer collided with a Toyota Corolla with two people inside. Both the Toyota’s driver and passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.

York Regional Police confirmed to Global News the two victims were a mother and daughter.

The daughter was 18-years-old and the mother aged 47, according to police.

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The truck driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to hospital, police said.

Police are appealing to anyone with information or dashcam footage to come forward. Police are specifically looking for anyone with information on “driving behaviours prior to the collision.”

Members of the public with information can contact the major collisions unit by calling 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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