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Driver charged after fatal single-vehicle crash in downtown Toronto

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Driver charged after fatal single-vehicle crash in downtown Toronto – Nov 29, 2016

A 23-year-old man faces multiple impaired driving charges following a single-vehicle crash that killed one person and injured two others in downtown Toronto Monday night.

Emergency crews were called to Parliament Street and Bloor Street East just before 10 p.m. with a report of a car striking a pole.

Police said a 25-year-old man in the back seat was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition and later succumbed to his injuries.

A 20-year-old woman was also transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries and a 23-year old woman suffered minor injuries.

Police said the driver, identified as Galeeb Abau-Jabeen, faces a number of charges including impaired driving causing death and criminal negligence causing death.

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The accused appeared in court on Tuesday and was remanded into custody.

He is scheduled to reappear in court on Dec. 1.

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