Charges laid in hit-and-run that killed driver

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Toronto Police have laid charges in connection with a hit-and-run collision that left one man dead and a teenage girl seriously injured.

Lakshadwelyn Dickson, 32, has been charged with driving while suspended, failure to stop at the scene of an accident causing death, and failure to provide a breath sample at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm.

Police said on Tuesday that Dickson was driving a white car around 12:30 a.m. Monday when he crashed into six cars. One of the vehicles was a moving pickup truck that was occupied by a group of people.

A 16-year-old girl and a 21-year-old man were taken to hospital suffering from their injuries.

Barely any of the occupants were able to return home from the hospital after being hit.

A 40-year-old man was killed at the scene, and a 23-year-old man died shortly after in hospital.

A 32-year-old woman was also critically injured and a 47-year-old man was discharged from hospital after being treated for minor injuries.

Homicide detectives say Dickson sped away from the scene, as officers from multiple emergency response vehicles tried to pull him over, but he refused to stop and ran into a home on Tansey Avenue before crashing into a tree.

The injured occupants were thrown out of the moving truck after the impact.

It remains unclear what triggered the deadly collision.

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