Man, 62, dies after struck downtown in hit-and-run but vehicle returns to scene

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Man, 62, dies after struck downtown in hit-and-run but vehicle returns to scene

Toronto police say a 62-year-old man is dead after he was struck by a vehicle downtown in a hit-and-run on Saturday night but the driver returned to the scene.

Staff Sgt. T. Ralph, spokesperson for Toronto Police Service's Traffic Services, said the collision occurred at Jarvis Street and Gloucester Street at about 7:35 p.m.

Ralph said the driver of the vehicle that hit the man returned to scene shortly after the collision. He was investigated by police and released without charges being laid.

Police have obtain security camera footage and are reviewing it, he said.

"The investigation is ongoing," Ralph said Sunday.

Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook said the incident is still considered a hit-and-run even though the driver returned.

Evert Steenge, deputy commander of Toronto Paramedic Services, said paramedics found the man with "very serious" injuries when they arrived.

The man was rushed to a trauma centre in life-threatening condition but did not survive.

Jarvis Street, which was closed in all directions from Wellesley Street East to Isabella Street as police investigated, has been reopened.