The Ontario Provincial Police are appealing for a driver to come forward after he reportedly drove away from the scene of a crash that left a woman dead and three others injured in Vaughan early Friday morning.
The Ontario Provincial Police said witnesses reported a red Volkswagen Jetta traveling at high speed on Highway 400 southbound near Rutherford Road around 3 a.m.
OPP Sergeant Kerry Schmidt says the Jetta then rammed a van that had four occupants inside.
“All four occupants of this vehicle, three of them were transported to hospital with injuries. A fourth person from this vehicle, a female, was pronounced deceased at the scene,” Schmidt said in a released video. on Twitter.
The condition of the surviving occupants is unknown.
Schmidt said the driver of the Jetta was last seen driving away from the scene and was asking them to come forward and report to police.
No description of the pilot has been released.
“If you have any information or can assist in the identification or location of this driver, that would definitely be helpful. You can call Aurora OPP, 905-841-5777,” Schmidt said.
All southbound lanes of Highway 400 are closed between Rutherford Road and Highway 7 while police investigate and clear the area.
Schmidt said the area should be closed until around 9 a.m.