Body found inside burned-out vehicle near Woodbine Racetrack
Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:13AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, November 21, 2017 10:21AM EST
Police are investigating after a body was found inside a burned-out vehicle near Woodbine Racetrack this morning.
Emergency crews were first called to the area of Rexdale Boulevard and Highway 27 at around 5 a.m. after flames were spotted coming from a vehicle in a ditch on the Etobicoke racetrack’s property.
The fire was extinguished and crews found a body inside the car a short time later.
The age and gender of the deceased has not yet been released and police are currently speaking with next-of-kin.
“It’s going to take… several more hours until we fully understand what’s going on,” Sgt. Brett Moore told CP24 at the scene.
“What we are looking for is anything that’s happened before the collision so folks that are out there listening that can give us a hand, give us a call at traffic services.”
Police have not said if they believe if the incident is suspicious.
Members of the Toronto Police Service's Traffic Services unit, 23 Division, and Criminal Investigations Bureau are on scene.
The coroner and Office of the Fire Marshal are also investigating.
“The vehicle is going to be taken down to the Centre of Forensic Sciences and further investigation is going to happen,” Moore said.
“You can see clearly that there is no evidence or information that would lead to braking. The grass isn’t torn up or anything like that but the good news is we have really skilled officers from our reconstruction unit here. They’ve already done all their mapping and collecting of evidence that they need and they are the ones that I will rely on for that information.”