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Pedestrian struck and killed by garbage truck in St. Clair West Village

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Police say a pedestrian was struck and killed by the driver of a garbage truck in the city's St. Clair West Village Thursday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to the area of St. Clair Avenue and Winona Drive at 12:46 p.m.

Emergency crews are on scene after a pedestrian was struck and killed in Toronto's St. Clair West Village on Dec. 7, 2023. (Supplied)

A garbage truck was heading westbound on St. Clair Avenue West toward Winona Drive as a pedestrian was crossing from east to west on the north side crosswalk, police said in a release issued Thursday night.

The truck driver turned right on Winona Drive as they approached the intersection and struck the pedestrian.

Police told reporters at the scene that the pedestrian was a woman in her 50s. She was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the garbage truck remained on scene, and did not sustain any injuries.

“The next things that is going to happen is the reconstruction unit is going to conduct an investigation,” he said. “They’re going to do what they have to do to determine exactly what happened and will determine whether there will be charges of not.”

Wehby said police are speaking with witnesses and have obtained video footage of the incident.

Police ask anyone with additional information or video footage of the incident to contact investigators or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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