The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was saddened to learn of the death of Ms. Judith Taylor, a Bahamian national, living and working near Toronto, Canada. According to information received by the Ministry from Canadian authorities, on 7th September, 2020, Toronto police received a report of a collision near the area of Weston Road and Black Creek Drive. According to police officials, a UP Express train was heading east at the location when it struck a woman situated on the rail line. Shortly after 6am, emergency crews were called to the scene where she was pronounced dead. Upon further investigation by the relevant authorities, it was confirmed that the body was that of Ms. Judith Taylor.
The spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service, said the death will be treated as suspicious and anticipate that their preliminary investigation report will be completed by the end of this week. The Ministry officials in conjunction with the Bahamas High Commission in Ottawa will remain in contact with the family of Ms. Taylor, as well as, Bahamian and Canadian Police, to obtain more information and to facilitate the transshipment of Ms. Taylor’s remains from Toronto to the Capital. The Ministry requests that the public keep family and loved ones of the deceased in their prayers during this difficult and tragic time.