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Toronto student killed in solar-powered car

A University of Toronto student driving a solar-powered vehicle was killed when the car veered out of control and was struck by a minivan

A University of Toronto student driving a solar-powered vehicle was killed when the car veered out of control and was struck by a minivan on a southwestern Ontario highway.

Andrew Frow, 21, of Toronto, was driving the car from Stratford to Waterloo at around 4:30 p.m Thursday as part of the Canadian solar car tour, which promotes people to think about alternate ways to use energy.

OPP Const. Tim Diebel said the vehicle lost control, began to weave and crossed into the oncoming lane of the two-way highway. A Chrysler minivan hit it.

The impact destroyed the car.

Frow's teammates who had been driving in two minivans in front and behind him, performed CPR on him. Police and ambulance soon arrived and rushed Frow to a Kitchener hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The students had planned to tour universities in Ontario and Quebec to raise awareness about the need for energy conservation in the wake of last summer's power blackout.

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