16-year-old boy "intentionally" struck in fatal hit-and-run identified (VIDEO)

Oct 9 2019, 2:19 pm

Toronto police have identified the 16-year-old boy that was fatally killed in an ‘intentional’ hit-and-run in East York this week.

Police say the collision occurred in the area of Woodbine Avenue and O’Connor Drive just after 2 am on Monday, October 7.

Officers said they responded to a call for a hit-and-run around 2:30 am and when police arrived at the scene, they located a person with obvious signs of trauma.

The victim was taken to hospital by paramedics, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

Police have now identified the victim as 16-year-old Matthew Dreaver of Toronto.

The investigation, led by Toronto Homicide, has revealed the victim was alleged to have been struck intentionally by the vehicle.

The suspect’s vehicle has been described as a black, four-door small SUV. Police say while the vehicle was clean, there was damage to the front and the make and model are unknown.

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Suspect vehicle (Toronto Police Service)

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Suspect vehicle (Toronto Police Service)

Police say there were two occupants in the vehicle at the time. The driver of the vehicle has been described as a white male, between the ages of 20-35, 5’10”, with a round face and short to balding hair.

The passenger is also a white male, with short to balding hair and similar weight and height to the driver.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or online.

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