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Yonge Street Tragedy,
Another victim has succumbed to their injuries



Broadcast time: 18:00
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021
Unit: Homicide
Phone: 416-808-7400
Case #: 2018-727511


On Monday, April 23, 2018, at approximately 1:30 p.m., police were called to a collision in the Yonge Street and Finch Avenue East area.

The driver of a van had driven off the roadway and had deliberately struck people. Sixteen people were injured and ten people died.

Alek Minassian, 25 (at the time), of Richmond Hill, was charged with:

1) 10 counts of First Degree Murder
2) 16 counts of Attempt Murder

He was put before the courts and found guilty.

On Thursday, October 28, 2021, Amaresh Tesfamariam, 65, of Toronto, who suffered severe injuries in relation to the van attack, and has remained in hospital since the incident, succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased in hospital.

Investigators continue to work with the Office of the Chief Coroner and Crown Attorneys Office in relation to this investigation.

This is considered Homicide #98/2018.


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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Ted Lioumanis, Homicide