Cyclist, 20, dead after being struck and dragged by pickup truck in midtown

Toronto police stand near the scene of a collision that left a male cyclist dead on Wednesday.  (Alexis Raymon/CBC - image credit)
Toronto police stand near the scene of a collision that left a male cyclist dead on Wednesday. (Alexis Raymon/CBC - image credit)

A 20-year-old cyclist was killed in midtown Toronto Wednesday when he was hit and dragged by the driver of a pickup truck, police say.

The initial collision happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue.

The driver, behind the wheel of a Ford F-250 truck, was heading west on St. Clair and turned right to go north on Yonge. At the same time, the cyclist was crossing Yonge eastbound.

"The driver of the Ford pick-up struck the cyclist and continued northbound on Yonge Street with the bike and cyclist lodged underneath the vehicle," police said in a news release Thursday morning.

Emergency services tried to free the cyclist and revive him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are asking anyone with dashcam footage or information that could help investigators to contact them.