ORILLIA, ON – A six-year-old has died following a major pedestrian crash Saturday evening, January 20, in Orillia that sent two other people to the hospital, according to Global News. Orillia Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said the fatal incident was reported near the corner of West Street South and Colborne Street, in the downtown area. Officers, fire crews, and paramedics were dispatched to the scene just before 5:00 p.m. Officials have not specified what led up to the event, but two vehicles and at least three pedestrians were involved. It was not immediately clear whether the drivers remained at the scene, but first responders rushed three pedestrians to a local hospital for unspecified injuries. One of the victims, a six-year-old child, was later pronounced deceased. No pending charges or any further information has been made available at this time.
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