Whitby man dies after two-vehicle collision

A 24-year-old man from Whitby has died after a two-vehicle collision Monday (Nov. 25) night.

Shortly after 9:30 p.m., police were called to the scene of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Cochrane Street and Dundas Street in Whitby.

Durham Regional Police say the victim was travelling west in a blue Subaru when he struck an eastbound Dodge Caravan that was turning left to go northbound on Cochrane Street.

Police say the force of the collision dislodged the Subaru’s gas tank which subsequently caught fire. The tank was located on a private property southwest of the intersection.

When officers arrived, emergency personnel were performing C.P.R. on the driver of the Subaru, according to police.

Despite the best efforts of first responders, the 24-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The driver of the Caravan was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The identity of the deceased is being withheld at the discretion of his family.

Members of the Durham Regional Police Traffic Services Branch, Collision Investigation Unit, attended the collision scene to conduct an investigation. The roadway was closed for several hours while evidence was collected.

Police believe speed may be a contributing factor in this collision.

Anyone with new information about this incident or anyone who witnessed this collision is asked to call D/Cst. MacDuff of the Traffic Services Branch at 1-888-579-1520 extension 5267.

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at http://www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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