Teen killed in intentional hit and run in East York
Toronto police have informed that a 16 year old boy who died in a hit-and-run on Monday in East York, was intentionally struck from behind. Identified as Matthew Dreaver of Toronto, it is informed that the victim and a friend were involved in an altercation with two men in a vehicle at 1500 Woodbine Avenue. While the two began walking away, they were followed to the area of Cedarvale Avenue near the East York Memorial Arena.
Homicide Detective Leslie Dunkley said they are treating the case as a first-degree murder investigation, and seeking two male suspects. He said, “Several minutes later the occupants of that motor vehicle… located the males and there was a second interaction. At that point the passenger of the vehicle exited and began to chase the victim and his friend. They ran eastbound.. at which point the motor vehicle struck our victim from behind and then proceeded to leave the area.”
Dunkley added, “We do have some video footage of the collision. It’s a little bit too graphic, we are not releasing those images. It is clear to us that the victim was intentionally struck.” The teen victim was without vital signs when paramedics arrived and died later in hospital. “It’s horrible, it was a horrible incident,” Dunkley said. “It was horrible for me to witness that on video and this is a first-degree murder investigation.”