OPP Are Asking A Driver To Turn Themselves In After Hwy 400 Crash Leaves 1 Dead & 3 Injured
Police are telling the driver to "call a lawyer" and turn themselves in.
An early morning crash on Highway 400 has left a 73-year-old woman from North York dead and three people injured.
The rear-end collision occurred at 3 a.m. on September 30 between a minivan with four occupants and a red Volkswagen Jetta, according to the OPP Highway Safety Division.
\u201cFatal crash #Hwy400/Rutherford Rd. Driver of involved red VW Jetta seen walking away from the scene. 4 occupants in mini van struck by the VW, 3 sent to hospital, 1 female pronounced deceased. Est. 9am for reopening of the Highway.\u201d— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP Highway Safety Division) 1664534025
OPP Sgt Kerry Schmidt reported in a video posted to Twitter that witnesses saw the red Volkswagen Jetta "travelling at a high rate of speed," on "Highway 400 southbound near Rutherford Road."
Schmidt told Narcity that it is very possible that the incident was a hit and run and that they are investigating whether or not the driver of the Volkswagen Jetta was the cause of the crash.
Aurora OPP attended the scene where the 73-year-old woman was pronounced dead, and the minivan's three other occupants were sent to a hospital.
Schmidt confirmed to Narcity that the other three occupants' injuries were minor.
The driver of the red Volkswagen Jetta was last seen walking away from the scene, according to police.
In a follow-up tweet posted at 10:56 a.m. OPP released photos of the crash and urged the missing driver to "call a lawyer and turn themself in."
\u201cFatal collision #Hwy400/Rutherfoed Rd. \n73 yr female from North York pronounced deceased at the scene, three others to hospital with minor injuries. \n#AuroraOPP asking for the driver of the red VW to call a lawyer and turn themself in. Investigators following up on tips now.\u201d— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP Highway Safety Division) 1664549798
In an update posted to Twitter at 1:36 p.m., Schmidt revealed that the suspect is a 35 to 40-year-old Black man with a "thin build" that was last seen wearing blue jeans and carrying a "reusable shopping bag."
\u201cUpdate: Suspect information. Male, black, 35-40 years old, thin build, wearing blue jeans, carrying a reusable shopping bag. Anyone with information call #AuroraOPP 905-841-5777 \nFatal collision sb #Hwy400/Rutherford Rd. 3am\u201d— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP Highway Safety Division) 1664559391
OPP is asking anyone with information to contact Aurora OPP at 905-841-5777.
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