Provincial police are hunting for a white Mercedes Benz that officers think caused a fatal crash on the 427 that left a motorcyclist dead.
OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says the crash happened around 11:30 p.m. Friday, in the northbound lanes of the highway, just south of the 401.
He says officers were called about a collision involving a motorcycle and two other vehicles.
The motorcycle rider, a 26-year-old man, was pronounced dead shortly after first responders arrived to the scene.
Although the other two vehicles were damaged, Schmidt says there are no reports of serious injuries to the occupants.
However, police are looking for a fourth vehicle, which may have caused the deadly crash.
Schmidt says that vehicle, believed to be a modified white Mercedes, “was seen fleeing the area after the collision.”
“There should be damage on this vehicle,” Schmidt continued. “We believe this vehicle was involved… Possibly racing with the motorcycle or driving aggressively in some manner.”
Investigators say the Mercedes took off northbound on the 427, in the express lanes.
Beyond that, Schmidt says officers aren’t sure where the vehicle went or how many people were inside at the time.
There is also no description of the driver.
The other two vehicles aren’t thought to be involved in any kind of racing or aggressive driving.
If you have any information that could help lead police to the Mercedes, call the Toronto OPP Detachment at 416-235-4981, or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477 (TIPS).
See Tweet below from OPP, WARNING images may be distressing to some readers:
Mortorcycle rider killed – 26 year old man from Toronto. Name being withheld pending next of kin notification
— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP_HSD) July 18, 2020
Photo courtesy of @OPP_HSD on Twitter