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Toronto police say vehicle recovered, 1 driver in hospital after crashing into Lake Ontario

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Toronto police say a vehicle was extracted from Lake Ontario after a collision Saturday morning that put one driver in hospital. 

Earlier Toronto Fire said 1 person was confirmed inside vehicle but police say nobody located

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Police said a vehicle crashed into the ice and went underwater after colliding with another vehicle in the area of Lakeshore Boulevard and Cherry Street at around 8:45 a.m. (Alexis Raymon/CBC)

Toronto police say a vehicle was extracted from Lake Ontario after a collision Saturday morning that put one driver in hospital. 

Police said a vehicle crashed into the ice and went underwater after colliding with another vehicle in the area of  Lakeshore Boulevard and Cherry Street at around 8:45 a.m. Police said the vehicle reportedly exited the roadway and entered into the Keating Channel.

One driver was taken to hospital with unconfirmed injuries.

Police said the vehicle that was underwater was extracted and no one was located inside. 

Earlier Saturday Toronto Fire called this a rescue operation after confirming a person inside the vehicle under water.

Fire spokesperson Deepak Chagger said what started as a rescue effort has now become a recovery operation led by police. He said no one was seen exiting the vehicle that was reported to have crashed into ice before going underwater.

Chagger said fire crews entered the water but were not able to rescue the vehicle occupant. 

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