Woman dead, 3 others injured after two-vehicle collision in Vaughan

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is looking for a man who reportedly ran away from the scene of an accident that killed a woman and injured three others in Vaughan early Friday morning.

According to police, witnesses reported a red Volkswagen Jetta at high speed on Highway 400 heading south off Rutherford Road around 3 a.m.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says the Jetta then came on the back of a minivan with four occupants.

A 73-year-old woman from North York was pronounced dead at the scene and three others were taken to hospital with minor injuries, police said.

A male occupant of the Jetta was last seen running away, Schmidt said, and police are urging him to come to them.

“We are looking for a man who was seen walking away from the scene driving a VW Jetta, I understand. Described as 30 to 40 (years old) black man with pigtails and that is what we are looking for now. We have no more information than that,” Schmidt told CP24 on Friday morning.

Schmidt added that it is unclear whether the man was the driver or an occupant of the Jetta.

“If anyone was traveling just before three o’clock and has information that could help us with this work, or if you have any information as to who the driver of this vehicle was, we would certainly like to speak to anyone who can help us.” schmidt.

The collision caused a major closure on Highway 400 this morning, closing all southbound lanes between Rutherford Road and Highway 7, while police investigated and worked to clear the area.

Schmidt said the area was expected to reopen around 9:30 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Aurora OPP at 905-841-5777 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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