Man arrested in North York crash that killed three faces new charges
A 22-year-old man arrested in April in connection to a North York crash that killed three young people is now facing additional impaired driving charges, Toronto police announced on Thursday.
Police said a 2003 Acura with five occupants inside was travelling southbound on Jane Street near Steeles Avenue West on April 10 around 3 a.m. when part of the vehicle fell off and struck a Mercedes Benz.
The Acura continued southbound when it then lost control and struck another vehicle near Sheppard Avenue, hitting a signal pole and several trees.
Police said four occupants were ejected from the vehicle. A 21-year-old woman and two men aged 19 and 22 were pronounced dead at the scene.
A 24-year-old man was also rushed to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, while a 22-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries.
Prithvi Randhawa of Brampton was arrested on April 14 and charged with three counts of criminal negligence causing death, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, three counts of dangerous operation causing death and dangerous operation causing bodily harm.
On Thursday, the accused was additionally charged with three counts of impaired driving causing death, three counts of over 80 mgs operation of a motor vehicle causing death and impaired operation of a motor vehicle by alcohol and drug causing bodily harm.
He is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.
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