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Fatal collision #9/2020,
Lawrence Avenue East at Fern Meadow Road

Broadcast time: 17:50
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Traffic Services

Case #: 2020-888584

On Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at approximately 10 a.m., police received a report of a collision on Lawrence Avenue East at Fern Meadow Road.

It is reported that:

- a 75-year-old woman and a friend were walking east along the south sidewalk of Lawrence Avenue East

- at the same time, a 39-year-old woman was driving a City of Toronto pick-up fleet vehicle west on Lawrence Avenue East near Fern Meadow Road

- the driver lost control of the vehicle, mounted the north sidewalk and struck a chain link fence. The vehicle re-entered Lawrence Avenue East and crossed into oncoming eastbound traffic

- the driver then mounted the south side walk of Lawrence Avenue East and struck the 75-year-old woman. She was killed at the scene. The other person walking with the victim was able to get out of the way

- the 39-year-old driver was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries

Police are asking local residents, businesses, and drivers, who may have security or dash camera footage of the area or incident, to contact investigators.

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 or Google Play.

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Detective Brett Moore, Traffic Services, for Superintendent Scott Baptist, Traffic Services