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Man, 25, found dead after vehicle entered Lake Ontario in Mississauga area

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Peel Regional Police say they're investigating after a 25-year-old man was found dead in a vehicle that ended up in Lake Ontario overnight. 

The force says officers and a marine unit responded to the Lakefront Promenade and Lakeshore Road East area in Mississauga, Ont., just after 3 a.m. on Thursday. 

Police say their dive team located the vehicle approximately two-and-a-half to three metres deep in the lake. 

They say one occupant managed to escape the vehicle when it entered the water.

Police say a second occupant, a 25-year-old man, was found dead in the vehicle after the dive team removed it from the water.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 24, 2022.


This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Meta and Canadian Press News Fellowship.  

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