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News Release

Update SIU Continues Investigation into Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Scarborough

Case Number: 10-TVD-022

Mississauga (15 February, 2010) --- Six investigators and four forensic investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are continuing to probe the circumstances surrounding a fatal motor vehicle collision that has left a 26-year-old woman dead.

The SIU was notfied that at approximately 12:10 a.m. on February 15, 2010, the Toronto Police Service (TPS) responded to a break and enter call at a Midland Avenue business in Scarborough. A short time later, police began following a vehicle south on Midland Avenue, and then westbound on Lawrence Avenue. Near the intersection of Lawrence Avenue and Pharmacy Avenue, the vehicle being followed collided with another vehicle. Five people from the civillian vehicle were taken to hospital, including 26-year-old Mahboba (Sarah) Attayee, who was pronounced dead. One person from the car being followed was also taken to hospital.

Investigators are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1988.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

Monica Hudon, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342