Fatal Collision #38/2019,
Sheppard Avenue East and Abbotsfield Gate,
Celeste Jones, 34,
Crime Stoppers Video Reenactment
Broadcast time: 06:00
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Case #: 2019-1661234
Crime Stoppers Toronto and the Toronto Police Service are making a joint public appeal for information related to a fatal fail to remain collision that took the life of Celeste Jones, 34.
The appeal is part of the awareness and enforcement Safety for Pedestrians Campaign that runs from November 4 - 10, 2019.
Watch the Reenactment Video.
"Celeste Jones is the victim of a traffic crime that could have happened to anybody," said Traffic Services Detective Brett Moore. "Not a lot of is known about our suspect driver, but we have plenty of information, because of the help of the Centre for Forensic Sciences, about the suspect vehicle."
Investigators are looking for a 2007 - 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer dark or metallic grey in colour with fog lamps, a loud or modified muffler and sustained damage to the windshield.
Body shop or wrecking yard owners/employees are asked to think back to similar vehicles with front-end damage.
"Celeste was a special gift to us, she was like God's gift to us," said Celeste's father, Clayton Jones. "And so to that driver I say you need to do right, you need to do the proper thing and turn yourself in, come forward, speak to the authorities, let's put closure to this case so we can all feel better about it."
Anyone with information can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers Toronto at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our
"This incident has impacted many people," Crime Stoppers Toronto Coordinator Detective Dimitrios Tsianos said. "I urge you if you know something about this case or have seen the vehicle involved please call police, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers."
Details of the case:
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.
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
Investigators have released 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.
Media should contact Detective Brett Moore at Brett.Moore@torontopolice.on.ca for more details.
Kevin Masterman, Corporate Communications, for Detective Brett Moore, Traffic Services