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Mother of 2 killed in tragic accident as vehicle veers off elevated parking lot

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Jul 10th, 2020

A young mother of two was among two people killed in a bizarre accident in Vaughan on Thursday.

York police say a vehicle crashed through a fenced barrier and went over the edge of an elevated parking lot off of Keele Street near Rutherford Road around 1:30 p.m.

A young woman, described as a mother of two, was in the parking lot taking her lunch break when she was struck and killed.

The driver of the white SUV which ended up striking a pole on the other side of the road was taken to a trauma centre with no vital signs and pronounced dead. The second passenger in the vehicle was also taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Frank Caruso, who owns the company where the young woman worked, called it a heartbreaking tragedy.

“This morning I was with her and she was in a great mood, just in a great place in her life,” Caruso told reporters outside the business which manufactures furniture for hotels. “Her presence in the front office was amazing.”

“Everybody loved her. She was at the front desk in the reception area and everybody loved her.”

“She was such a bright light and always in a great mood and always happy. It’s just horrifying.”

Police say they are investigating all potential causes for the crash including the possibility that the elderly driver may have suffered a medical incident.

Police are asking anyone who may have dashcam footage of the incident or anyone who may have information on the driving behaviour of the vehicle prior to the collision to contact them.


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