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Woman killed after being hit by truck, Toronto police say

The pedestrian struck at about 11 a.m. at Wilson Ave. and Dufferin St.

A man in his 20s has died after being struck by a cement truck while crossing Dufferin Street at Wilson Avenue on Tuesday morning.

Victor Biro / For Metro

A man in his 20s has died after being struck by a cement truck while crossing Dufferin Street at Wilson Avenue on Tuesday morning.

A woman in her 20s was killed Tuesday morning after she was hit by a truck in the Downsview area.

“The injuries are horrific,” said Toronto police Const. David Hopkinson.

The incident happened a few minutes before 11 a.m. at Wilson Ave. and Dufferin St.

Police officers, not paramedics, pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene — something that only happens in the most severe circumstances, Hopkinson said.

Police said the intersection would be closed indefinitely while officers investigate. Several TTC bus routes were also diverting around the scene.

Hopkinson said no arrests had been made, as the investigation was still in its early stages, but the truck driver remained at the scene.

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