Witnesses sought after recycling truck crashes into 2 houses in Markham

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TORONTO — Police are seeking witnesses after a recycling truck crashed into two houses in Markham Tuesday night.

York Regional police responded to a single-vehicle collision involving a recycling truck that left the road and drove into the backyard between two houses on Weeping Willow Lane, near Yonge Street and Orchard Boulevard, at about 5:40 p.m.

The collision caused damage to a hydro pole and a gas meter, but no injuries were reported.

Thirty-nine-year-old Warren Bovell has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and careless driving.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision who has not yet spoken with police is being asked to come forward.

Witness can contact #2 District front desk by calling 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at, or text your tip by sending TIPYORK and your message to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.


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