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5-year-old boy dies after being struck by vehicle in Mississauga

A five-year-old boy has died after being struck by a vehicle in Mississauga, Peel police say.

Hurontario Street closed between Burnhamthorpe Road and Central Parkway Drive

Emergency crews were called to Hurontario Street and Elm Drive around 5:30 p.m. after a young child was struck. The five-year-old boy died later in hospital. (Jeremy Cohn/CBC)

A five-year-old boy has died after being struck by a vehicle in Mississauga, Peel police say.

Emergency crews were called to Hurontario Street and Elm Drive around 5:30 p.m.

Police said the child was riding a bicycle and was struck while trying to cross the road by a vehicle travelling north on Hurontario Street. The boy was with his father at the time.

Police said the boy was dragged by the vehicle and was transported in life-threatening condition by paramedics and died in hospital.

Drivers were asked to avoid the area as Hurontario Street was closed between Burnhamthorpe Road and Central Parkway Drive for the investigation.

Police said roads would be closed for several hours while they investigate, with no access to the intersection from Elm Drive.

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