One person killed another seriously injured in two separate GTA collisions

Two seperate collisions in the GTA have left one person dead and another in life-threatening condition.

A Minivan and SUV collided on Jane Street and Highway 7 overnight. 

The van was filled with 7 people, including a 78-year-old male,who suffered serious injuries and was transported to Sunnybrook Medical Centre.

His current condition is unknown.

According to York Regional Police Detective Jessica Hay, the collision occurred around 3:15 a.m. 

"We're still in th early stages of the investigation. Our major collision reconstruction unit is on scene. Our investigators are interviewing witnesses. What we know right now is that drugs and alcohol re not considered a factor at this time."

The others in the van and the lone occupant in the SUV suffered minor injuries.

Street racing between two vehicles may be to blame for a fatal crash in Scarborough late Saturday night.

The accident occurred near McCowan Road south of Ellesmere just after 10 p.m.

The male victim slammed into a telephone pole, reportedly the result of high speed racing with a 2nd vehicle, and was pronounced dead on scene.

Const. Rob Reid told NEWSTALK 1010 Sunday morning witnesses confirmed two vehicles were involved.

"Witnesses have told us that they saw the vehicle involved and a second one. They were both travelling at a high rate of speed, their words not ours. One of them lost control and struck the pole.
We are investigating street racing as a factor in the crash."

The 2nd vehicle remained on scene and co-operated with police.