1 of 5 teens dies following New Year's Day collision in GTA

Jan 3 2019, 2:57 pm

A 16-year-old has died and four others have been injured after a vehicle collided with a tree in Vaughan during the evening of New Year’s Day.

According to York Regional Police, officers responded to a call about a single-vehicle crash at King Vaughan Road and Kipling Avenue just before midnight on January 1.

When officers arrived on the scene, they located a blue Kia Sportage that had left the road and collided with a tree, with a driver and four passengers all suffering from injuries.

Police say the driver, a 17-year-old female was taken to hospital with minor injuries, a 16-year-old boy sustained only minor injuries, and a 16-year-old girl sustained serious injuries.

Another two teen boys, aged 15 and 16, were taken to hospital in life-threatening condition. Police said in an update Wednesday evening the 16-year-old boy died.

Currently, the 15-year-old boy remains in hospital fighting for his life.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and any witnesses who haven’t spoken with police, or anyone who may have dashcam footage of the collision should contact York Regional Police’s Major Collision Unit by calling 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704.

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