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Fatal Collision #38/2019,
Sheppard Avenue East and Abbotsfield Gate,
Updates and Correction

Broadcast time: 09:40
Friday, September 6, 2019

Traffic Services

Case #: 2019-1661234

On Friday, August 30, 2019, at approximately 10:23 p.m., police received reports of a collision in the area of Sheppard Avenue East between Abbotsfield Gate and Palmdale Drive.

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It is further alleged that:

- the woman was standing in the centre turn lane, crossing Sheppard Avenue East from the south side to the north side, believed to be waiting for a break in westbound traffic

- the suspect vehicle was travelling eastbound on Sheppard Ave East at a high speed in the centre turn lane

- the suspect vehicle struck the woman, continued east on Sheppard Avenue East, and was last seen making a right turn onto southbound Warden Avenue

With permission of the family, the woman is now being identified as Celeste Jones, 34, not 35, as previously reported.

The suspect vehicle is described as small car, black or dark blue in colour with a modified or loud muffler.

Investigators are releasing video footage that they believe shows the suspect vehicle travelling east on Sheppard Avenue East, in the centre turn lane at a high speed, after striking the victim.

There were several other motorists around this suspect vehicle at the time. Investigators are asking for those people to come forward, and appealing to body shops and vehicle repair locations for their assistance as well.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Sergeant Brett Moore, Traffic Services