Pedestrian dies after being struck by street sweeper truck in Toronto

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Pedestrian dies after being struck by street sweeper truck in Toronto
Pedestrian dies after being struck by street sweeper truck in Toronto

An 85-year-old woman is dead after she was struck by a street sweeper in north Toronto on Tuesday morning.

Police say officers and paramedics responded just after 9 a.m. to reports a sweeper had collided with the woman, who was walking in the Lawrence Avenue and Leslie Street area.

Police say the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the city called the incident tragic and expressed sympathy for the victim’s family and the city employee, who police say is a 39-year-old man.

The city says it is fully co-operating with the investigation.

Police are asking any residents in the Tremont Crescent area who have video surveillance to contact investigators.

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