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A 40-year-old driver faces impairment charges after allegedly striking and killing two pedestrians in eastern Toronto.

Police say they received a report around 6:30 p.m. Sunday of three pedestrians struck by a car.

They allege a man was driving a Mazda at a “high rate of speed” when he lost control.

Police say the car mounted the sidewalk, struck a guardrail and hit the three pedestrians.

All three were taken to hospital, where two 19-year-old men were pronounced dead; the third man remains in serious condition.

Michael Johnson, of Pickering, Ont., faces multiple charges including operation of a conveyance causing death while impaired.

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