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Woman Killed After Falling From Back Of Motorbike Last Weekend Identified

Investigators have revealed the name of a woman who was killed after she fell off the back of a motorcycle last weekend as they continue to probe the circumstances of her death.

Ioana Bocunescu apparently fell off the back of the bike around 11:30pm Fri., Aug. 27 on the westbound 401 in Whitby. Durham police had been following the motorbike and tried to pull it over when the driver reportedly immediately accelerated, throwing the passenger onto the highway at Lake Ridge Road South.

Bocunescu’s body was found on the highway and authorities said she was hit by several vehicles. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Six investigators from the SIU are assigned to the case. The unit investigates incidents involving police and civilians that result in serious injury or death.

If you saw what happened or have any information, contact the SIU at (416) 622-9035 or 1-800-787-8529.

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