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Newmarket neighbours still searching for answers following pedestrian's death

York Regional Police say they are continuing their investigation of the tragic collision on Stonehaven Oct. 8
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Residents have created a memorial for their neighbour who was killed after being struck by a car Oct. 8 on Stonehaven Avenue. Allie Kelly for NewmarketToday Debora Kelly/Newmarket Today

Some residents in Newmarket's Stonehaven neighbourhood remain distressed and are looking for answers following the death of their neighbour and her dog on Stonehaven Avenue.

York Regional Police said they are continuing their investigation of the collision that killed a 67-year-old woman on the scene while crossing Stonehaven near Best Circle on the evening of Oct. 8.

The tragic collision shocked the neighbourhood and concerns remain about pedestrian safety on local streets, resident Marian Seanor said.

"It's just concerning. I walk with my dog there all the time," she said. "I've been talking with other people, and everyone is very aware of it and are wondering what happened."

"I would like to know if she was using the crosswalk — it is very dark on that corner. I know a lot of people sort of glide through stop signs without coming to a full stop, and I wonder if that's what happened there," she added.

Police are providing few details other than those released following the incident, that the woman and her pet were out for a walk around 7:40 p.m. when they were struck by a vehicle whose driver, a 50-year-old Newmarket woman, stayed at the scene. When first responders arrived, the victim and the dog had no vital signs. 

No charges have been laid, police said, however, they were in the neighbourhood taking witness statements as recently as Tuesday evening as the investigation continues. 

Specific details of where the victim crossed the street, or if she was using the crosswalk, are not included in the police report.  


Alan S. Hale

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Alan S. Hale is a reporter for NewmarketToday.ca
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