Driver charged after death of two teens hit by car in east Toronto

Bullet holes are identified by police at the scene of a shooting in a parking lot in the west end of Toronto, on Thursday, Oct., 31, 2019. The shooting, at Jane St. and Harding Ave., happened close to another shooting from Wednesday night in which five teenagers were shot.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

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

Police say they received a report around 6:30 p.m. Sunday for 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.