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Man dead after pickup truck crashes into Toronto bridge

A man has died after a pickup truck crashed into a bridge in Toronto.

Toronto police said that just after 2 p.m. a pickup truck crashed into a bridge around Dixon Road and Martin Grove Road.

In a tweet, officers said the truck was on fire.

Paramedics told Global News a single man was treated for injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

In an update on Saturday afternoon, police said Ontario’s police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit, had invoked its mandate to investigate the incident.

The off-ramp from Highway 401 near the crash was closed and people were asked to consider alternative routes.

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