Guelph man dies in snow removal truck incident near Pearson airport
Terry Jay had one daughter and two stepchildren
A young man who police say died while removing snow at a parking lot near Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Friday night has been identified as Terry Jay, 23, of Guelph.
Jay became trapped after the flatbed of a truck came loose, pinning him underneath it.
Emergency crews responded to the scene in an employee parking lot just off of Viscount Road at around 7 p.m. Jay was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jay’s aunt, Nancy Dolny, said his family was becoming frustrated waiting for answers from investigators.
“The police haven’t told us a whole lot and we haven’t heard from the Ministry of Labour at all. We don’t really know 100 per cent what happened,” she said. “We know he was not working on his truck. He was supposed to be gone home by the time the accident happened.”
Peel Regional Police said it appears to be a tragic accident and that there is no "element of criminality" in investigation.
“It’s fairly early, but it’s my understanding they were removing snow from the parking lot...it will likely be sometime before the ministry completes its investigation.” said Const. Thomas Ruttan.
Jay was the father of one daughter and two stepchildren. He and his wife owned a local forestry service called Terry’s Tree Removal.
“It's really tough. He was a great nephew. He would help me whenever I needed it,” Dolny said.
The family is currently working on establishing a trust fund for Jay’s three year-old daughter, Natasha.