A 17-year-old girl is dead following a crash involving two vehicles in North York on Monday, Toronto police say.
The crash happened on Don Mills Road at Green Belt Drive, according to Sgt. Jason Kraft, spokesperson for Toronto police traffic services. Emergency crews were called to the scene at about 12:10 p.m.
Kraft said one of the vehicles involved in the crash is a Beck Taxi cab. The driver remained at the scene.
In a news release on Tuesday, police said the southbound cab, driven by a 43-year-old man, was making a left turn from Don Mills Road onto Green Belt Drive when it collided with a northbound car, a grey Mazda 3, driven by a 17-year-old boy.
The cars collided in the middle of the intersection, police said.
Teen girl was trapped in car and died there
After the collision, the car spun out of control and hit a traffic signal pole, knocking the pole off of its support. There were four people in the car. The girl was trapped in the car for some time and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Her name and age have not been released. Police said they are notifying next of kin.
Three other people in the car, the driver and two passengers, were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Kraft said speed may be a factor in the crash.
Kristine Hubbard, operations manager for Beck Taxi, confirmed that a driver for the company was involved in the crash. She said the driver was not injured and there were no passengers in the taxi.
"We want to offer our condolences. We're horrified for the friends and family of the victim and the loss of this young person. It's just awful. We'll do everything we can when police reach out, if they need us for anything," Hubbard said.
Don Mills Road was closed northbound at the intersection with Green Belt Drive for hours as officers investigated, but it has since reopened.
Anyone who has information or dashboard camera video is urged to call Toronto police's traffic services at 416-808-1900, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).