Teen dies after being struck by vehicle while fleeing from police officer at Canada’s Wonderland: SIU

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Published October 21, 2023 at 2:29 pm

Teen dies fleeing from police officer Canada's Wonderland

Ontario’s police watchdog says a teenager who was struck by a vehicle last week after fleeing from a police officer at Canada’s Wonderland has died in hospital.

The province’s Special Investigations Unit says the 17-year-old male died Thursday afternoon, six days after sustaining serious injuries in Vaughan.

The SIU has previously said that it was investigating the circumstances of the collision that sent the teen to the hospital.

The watchdog said a York Regional Police officer was patrolling in the lot of Canada’s Wonderland amusement park around 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 when he saw a teenager “behaving suspiciously.”

The SIU said the teen fled from the officer, who followed on foot, and made his way to Jane Street where he was struck by a vehicle.

The SIU, which investigates matters involving police in which someone is killed or injured, has assigned several investigators to the case.

The Canadian Press

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