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OPP hunt for hit-and-run driver in crash killing boy, 7

Provincial police are looking for a hit-and-run driver whose Hummer rear-ended a family van at high speed in Mississauga Tuesday afternoon, killing a seven-year-old boy.

The Hummer was found abandoned a short distance away, but the driver had fled.

Police are still trying to determine if he owned it or if it had been stolen.

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The incident took place in the westbound lanes of Hwy 401, near Dixie Road, at around 4:30 p.m.

The van was carrying the boy, three other children and two adults when it was struck from behind, Ontario Provincial Police Sergeant Dave Woodford said Wednesday morning. None of the survivors sustained serious injuries.

"The Hummer hit the right rear end of the Honda Odyssey van," Sgt. Woodford said. "We located it with the assistance of Peel Regional Police. It looks like the driver fled on foot."

Two other vehicles travelling in front of the van were also damaged when it was struck.

Further details are expected later Wednesday.

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