Man dead after pickup truck crashes into Toronto bridge during police chase

A pickup truck crashed into a bridge near Highway 401, police say. Global News

A man has died after a pickup truck crashed into a bridge in Toronto during a police chase.

Toronto police said that just after 2 p.m. a pickup truck crashed into a bridge around Dixon Road and Martin Grove Road.

In a tweet, officers said the truck was on fire.

Paramedics told Global News a single man was treated for injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

In an update later on Saturday afternoon, police said Ontario’s police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), was looking into the incident.

The SIU said officers in unmarked vehicles had tried to stop a man driving a reportedly stolen truck. Police believed the vehicle had been stolen on Feller Road.

“The man fled and was involved in a single motor vehicle collision in the area of Martin Grove Road and Dixon Road,” the SIU said.

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The off-ramp from Highway 401 near the crash was closed and people were asked to consider alternative routes. It has since reopened.

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