Police: Driver dead after vehicle crashes in Pickering

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Police: Driver dead after vehicle crashes in Pickering
Police: Driver dead after vehicle crashes in Pickering

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man who was found suffering from gunshot wounds following a crash in Pickering on Thursday afternoon.

Durham Regional Police say officers responded to the area of Taunton and Brock Rds. around noon for a single-vehicle crash.

Upon arrival they found a grey Honda that had come to a stop metres from the road with the driver inside suffering from serious injuries.

The driver, who was the vehicle’s lone occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

“They located evidence which would indicate that that driver was suffering from some gunshot wounds. And as such, our Homicide Unit was called in,” Sgt. Joanne Bortoluss told reporters, adding the driver’s identity won’t be released until an autopsy is complete.

A post-mortem examination is expected to be conducted Friday.

“We don’t have any information on what had occurred,” Bortoluss said. “That investigation is still going on. It’s very much in the primary stages.”

Suspect information was not immediately released.

Anyone with information, or who may have been in the area between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., is urged to call police.

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