An elderly man is dead after a multi-vehicle crash outside the Markville Mall.
The collision, which happened just after noon on Monday, involved five vehicles and occurred near the intersection of Highway 7 and McCowan Road in Markham.
York Regional Police Const. Rebecca Boyd said investigators believe a cube van was travelling eastbound on Highway 7 when it lost control and sideswiped two nearby vehicles.
The cube van then “lost control completely” when it hit the intersection outside the mall, Boyd said.
It hit a westbound truck, as well as an SUV, which the elderly man was driving.
Police still don’t know why the cube van driver lost control.