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Police investigating after 20-year-old cyclist fatally struck in Toronto

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Police are investigating after a 20-year-old cyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle in Toronto.

Toronto police said the collision occurred in the Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue area on Wednesday just before 4:30 p.m.

Police initially said a pedestrian was struck and had become trapped under the vehicle. In an update at the scene, it was confirmed the victim was a cyclist.

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Toronto Fire officials told Global News the victim was pronounced dead, and work was underway to extricate the person by lifting the vehicle, a pick-up truck.

Police later confirmed that a white Ford F250 pickup truck had struck the cyclist and “continued northbound on Yonge Street with the bike and cyclist lodged underneath the vehicle”

Officers said the driver remained at the scene.

Police said the intersection was closed.

— with files from Global News’ Isaac Callan

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