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2 dead, 3 injured in multi-vehicle west end crash

Last Updated Oct 13, 2021 at 11:40 am EDT

The scene of a fatal west end crash on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. Hugues Cormier/CItyNews

Two people are dead after a multi-vehicle crash in Toronto’s west end.

The collision happened around 4:40 p.m. on Tuesday at Spring Road and Parkside Drive.

Police say a dark-coloured BMW was travelling at a high speed southbound on Parkside Drive. It struck a Toyota Matrix that was waiting in traffic, causing a chain reaction that led to multiple vehicles crashing into each other.

A 71-year-old man was pronounced dead on the scene and a 69-year-old woman was taken to hospital where she succumbed to their injuries. Both were in the Matrix.

The driver of the BMW, a 38-year-old man, was rushed to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries while two others received minor injuries.

Parkside Drive was closed from Lake Shore Boulevard West to High Park for the investigation but has since reopened.

Police have not indicated whether charges will be laid.

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