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Male motorcyclist, 20, dead in crash with SUV in Toronto's east end

A male motorcyclist, 20, is dead after his vehicle collided with an SUV in Toronto's east end early Saturday, Toronto police say.

Crash occurred on Lawrence Ave. E., east of the Don Valley Parkway

Both the motorcycle and SUV sustained heavy damage in this crash. (Jeremy Cohn/CBC)

A male motorcyclist, 20, is dead after his vehicle collided with an SUV in Toronto's east end early Saturday, Toronto police say.

The crash occurred on Lawrence Avenue East at Underhill Drive, east of the Don Valley Parkway. Emergency crews were called to the scene at about 12:15 a.m. Several people called police to report the collision.

The motorcyclist, who suffered severe head injuries, was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin has been notified. His name has not been released.

No one was injured in the SUV.

Crash occurred when SUV made left turn, police say

Acting Staff Sgt. Paul Lentsch, of Toronto police's traffic services, said the motorcycle was westbound on Lawrence Avenue East when the crash occurred. Investigators believe the motorcycle was travelling at a high speed.

Lentsch said speed may be an aggravating factor in the crash.

A motorcyclist is dead after a crash involving an SUV in Toronto's east end early Saturday, police say. (Jeremy Cohn/CBC)

The SUV, travelling eastbound, attempted to make a left turn north onto Underhill Drive and was in front of the motorcycle. The two vehicles collided during the left turn, he added. 

"Right now, the reconstruction unit is finalizing its reports and the detective office is analyzing the statements that have been provided. Upon that, hopefully, we can determine who is at fault and if charges are to be laid," Lentsch said on Saturday.

Both the motorcycle and SUV sustained heavy damage. Police interviewed several witnesses in the area at the time.

A stretch of Lawrence Avenue East was closed for more than six hours to allow officers to reconstruct the crash and gather evidence.

No charges have been laid.

Toronto police's traffic services continues to investigate.