MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – A 25-year-old man is facing charges in connection with a five-vehicle crash in Mississauga that left one person dead and several injured, including himself.
Police say the collision happened Sunday in the eastbound lanes of the Queen Elizabeth Way (east of Cawthra Road) where a disabled vehicle was about to be towed from the right lane.
It’s alleged that a white van drove into the back of a Ministry of Transportation truck that was stopped behind the disabled vehicle, causing the van to be ripped open and its two occupants ejected.
Police say the van then struck a Mazda 5, which went out of control and struck the disabled vehicle, forcing it into the tow truck in front of it.
The driver of the van was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries and was later arrested at the hospital.
Bohdan Igorovyc Doroshyn of Beeton, Ont., is charged with impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death.
The passenger in the van, Dmytro Garanin, 30, of Toronto, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The three occupants of the Mazda 5 – a 29-year-old man from Oakville, a 19-year-old woman from Mississauga and a 19-year-old woman from Thunder Bay – all sustained minor injuries.
The driver of the disabled vehicle, a 51-year-old man from Mississauga, had minor injuries, while the driver of the MTO truck – a 25-year-old man from Bolton – was also taken to hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the tow truck was not injured.
© The Canadian Press, 2014