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Charges upgraded in hit and run death

28 year old Jay McGinn was struck by a car in Kengsington Market on May 10th...

Jay McGinn
Photo: CP24

Charges have been upgraded against 31 year old Karen Fyfe in the crash in Kensington market back on May 10th.

Toronto Police say that at around 2:30a.m. Saturday morning, that Jay McGinn was struck by a passing vehicle as he attempted to get into a taxi cab.  Police say the driver of the passing vehicle kept going as McGinn lay bleeding on the ground.  The 28-year-old suffered severe head injuries and had been in critical condition at St. Michael’s Hospital, until his passing last Thursday.

A 31-year-old Oshawa woman, Karen Fyfe, was charged with failure to stop causing bodily harm after an incident in the Kensington Market area of the city. Charges have now been upgraded to impaired driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death and fail to stop causing bodily harm resulting in death.

Outside the courthouse, Karen Fyfe’s father, John spoke briefly with Newstalk 1010’s Amber Gero last Monday.

“I just want to say how bad we feel for the family and the poor young man in the hospital.  Our heart goes out to them.  We are parents, we understand, but what’s been done has been done.  I’m so sorry.”

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  1. Will posted on 05/20/2014 02:25 PM
    May we get a picture of the defendant as well please?

    No, not to see if she's hot or not (!), but so we can avoid her like the plague if we ever see her on the road.
  2. Suz58 posted on 05/20/2014 04:51 PM
    This is very sad indeed and yes, Will, I agree, there should be a picture of the accused here. The fact that she left the scene is really disturbing.

    I know policies have changed the way they repot crimes such as not posting or repeating the name of people that murder as to not satisfy their ego with the publicity. In this case, I think Karen Fyfe's photo should be published.

    Sincere condolences to the family of Jay McGinn.
  3. don was right posted on 05/20/2014 08:28 PM
    so was dead guy drunk> Why was he in teh middle of teh road. What os failing to stop? Is there a stop sign there? A light? She seems not to be charged with drunk driving.
    1. Harry posted on 05/20/2014 10:28 PM
      @don was right Rob go back to rehab! It didn't work!!
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