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Police north of Toronto say a man has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison after a woman and her young daughter were killed in an impaired-driving crash in 2016.

York Regional Police say two vehicles collided in an intersection in Markham, Ont., in August 2016.

They say a 42-year-old woman and her four-year-old daughter died in hospital.

Police say a 30-year-old man was found guilty of six impaired driving related charges in March this year.

They say he was sentenced to five and a half years in prison on Monday.

Police say the man is also prohibited from driving for eight years.

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