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1 dead, 1 in custody following fatal west-end crash

08/19/2013 10:34 EDT | Updated 10/19/2013 05:12 EDT
A man in his 60s has died following a fatal crash involving a stolen cab in the city's west-end Monday morning.

The collision occurred at Royal York Road and Lawrence Avenue West shortly before 8:30 a.m.

A 23-year-old man was driving a cab that was stolen earlier in a fare dispute. The cab ran a red light at Lawrence Avenue and struck a Ford Escape and a pick up truck, according to police.

A 60-year-old father and 39-year-old daughter were in the Ford. The father was killed and the woman suffered traumatic, life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition.

The 42-year-old man from the pick up truck was also taken to hopsital with what appeared to be minor injuries.

The driver of a stolen cab suffered minor injuries and fled the scene but was arrested nearby.

Power lines were down and lights were out at the intersection, which remains closed while police investigate.

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