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Unhoused man killed on Toronto sidewalk in hit-and-run; driver located


The driver who fled the scene of a collision in downtown Toronto that left a homeless man dead Tuesday morning has been located, police say.

The incident happened at the intersection of Wellington and Scott streets, north of Front Street East, just before 6:45 a.m.

Police said a driver operating a northbound black SUV was stopped at Wellington Street, and when they resumed their journey, they mounted the curb, striking a 57-year-old man sleeping on the southeast corner of the intersection.

Toronto police inspector Jeff Banglid speaks to media after a man was killed in a hit-and-run in downtown Toronto Tuesday morning. (CP24)

"That individual was dragged for a short distance and left there as the driver fled the scene," Insp. Jeff Banglid told reporters at the scene.

The victim was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Later in the afternoon, police released photos of the vehicle involved, believed to be a black Ford Expedition.

In a subsequent update Tuesday evening, police said the driver and the vehicle had been found with the public's assistance. Police did not identify the driver in their latest update.

"No charges have been laid at this time, however Traffic Services continues to investigate this incident," police said.

Investigators continue to ask residents, businesses, and drivers who may have security or dash camera footage of the area or incident to contact them at 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477) or Top Stories

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