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Pedestrian dead after being struck by driver in Scarborough

Toronto Police say an unconscious male who had been hit by a driver was rushed to a trauma centre with life-threatening injuries where he later died. (CBC - image credit)
Toronto Police say an unconscious male who had been hit by a driver was rushed to a trauma centre with life-threatening injuries where he later died. (CBC - image credit)

A pedestrian has died after being struck by a driver in Scarborough Friday evening, Toronto Police say.

Officers were called to the collision in the area of Milner and Morningside avenues, south of Sheppard Avenue East, at around 9:30 p.m.

Police said a 22-year-old man was driving a Kia Rio motor vehicle southbound on Morningside Avenue, when he struck a 66-year-old man who was crossing from the east side to the west side of the road.

The pedestrian was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died, police said.

The driver remained at the scene, police said.

An active investigation is ongoing into the incident.

Police are asking local residents, businesses, and drivers, who may have security or dash camera footage of the area or witnessed the event, to contact investigators.