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Man dies after being hit by alleged impaired driver in Rexdale

Last Updated Sep 19, 2020 at 11:22 pm EDT

A 62-year-old man has died after being hit by an alleged impaired driver in Toronto’s Rexdale neighbourhood early Saturday morning, police said.

Toronto police said they were called to Kipling Avenue and Stevenson Road, near Finch Avenue just after 6 a.m.

Investigators said the victim had been crossing Kipling Avenue from the west to the east side of the road when a southbound car struck him.

The man was taken on an emergency run to the hospital, but died of his injuries, police said.

Twenty-four-year-old Mureithi Premji of Toronto, is facing two impaired driving charges in connection to the alleged incident, police said.

Investigators said Premji appeared in court on Saturday.

Police said they are interested in speaking to people who may have witnessed the incident.

Anyone with information can contact police directly or can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers.