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UPDATE: Vehicle lands in Newmarket pond after going off road (12 photos)

No one was injured in the incident that occurred Wednesday in the area of Crossland Gate and Alex Doner Drive

UPDATE, Sept. 23: The police investigation is ongoing after a vehicle was retrieved from a Glenway neighbourhood stormwater management pond yesterday afternoon.

The vehicle, a Honda CRV SUV, is registered to a Newmarket resident, however a driver has yet to be identified and no witnesses have come forward to provide details about the single-vehicle collision, according to York Regional Police Const. Maniva Armstrong.

There are tire marks on the ground leading to the water, indicating that the vehicle was driven into the pond, she added.

No injuries have been reported, Armstrong said.

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A vehicle was pulled from a stormwater management pond in Newmarket's Glenway neighbourhood this afternoon following a single-vehicle collision. 

At about 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, York Regional Police received a report that a vehicle had driven off the roadway at Crossland Gate and Alex Doner Drive, which is near Davis Drive, east of Bathurst Avenue. 

Officers arrived to find the vehicle completely submerged in the pond. 

“A tow (truck) was called, it doesn’t appear that anyone was injured, and everybody’s been accounted for,” Const. Laura Nicolle said. 

The vehicle, a Honda CRV SUV, collided with a barrier on the pedestrian pathway before travelling about 40 metres to end up in the water.

Nearby residents Betty and Jim Ball told NewmarketToday the collision likely occurred in the early morning, though they and their neighbours didn't hear anything.

Nobody was aware that anything was amiss until police showed up at about 9 a.m. as the vehicle was completely underwater, they said.

Officers will be investigating to determine why the vehicle went off the road, Nicolle said.

— With files from Greg King




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