Woman, 67, fatally struck by cement truck in Distillery District

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The woman, whose age has not been released, died at the scene, police say. (Turgut Yeter/CBC)
The woman, whose age has not been released, died at the scene, police say. (Turgut Yeter/CBC)

A woman was killed when she was hit by a cement truck in the city's Distillery District on Wednesday, Toronto police say.

The collision happened around 12:40 p.m.at the intersection of Cherry and Mill streets.

According to police, the 67-year-old woman was crossing Cherry Street, going from the west to the east side, when a man, 64, driving a 2001 Mack cement truck eastbound on Mill Street, made a right turn and struck her.

The woman, who was in the crosswalk, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Det. Graeme Philipson, of Toronto police's traffic services, said the driver remained on the scene. It is too early to say if charges will be laid, he added.

Officers with Traffic Services are continuing to investigate.

Police want local residents, businesses and drivers who may have security or dashboard camera footage of the area or incident to come forward.

The woman is the 16th pedestrian to be killed on Toronto's roads this year, according to police statistics.