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Delivery driver charged in crash that killed toddler west of Toronto

Police have charged a delivery driver following a crash that killed a toddler in Mississauga last month.

Brampton man charged with dangerous driving causing death in Aug. 12 crash

Peel police taped off the parking lot where a delivery vehicle fatally struck a 18-month-old boy on Aug. 12. (Turgut Yeter/CBC)

Police have charged a delivery driver following a crash that killed a toddler in Mississauga last month.

Peel Regional Police say the 25-year-old Brampton man has been charged with dangerous driving causing death in the Aug. 12 crash.

Police say the 18-month-old boy and his mother were in a parking lot of an apartment building at about 5:30 p.m. that evening, when the accused struck the toddler. The collision happened near Confederation Parkway and Paisley Boulevard West, near Queensway West. 

Peel police initially said the child was 19-months-old, but clarified the age in a news release Wednesday. 

Const. Akhil Mooken, spokesperson for the Peel Regional Police, said the driver of the vehicle took the boy with his mother to a local hospital before paramedics arrived.

The toddler was pronounced dead a short time later.

The delivery driver is due in court in November.

With files from Muriel Draaisma

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