November 19, 2018 7:30 am
Updated: November 20, 2018 11:18 pm

Man dead after 2-vehicle crash in Ajax, woman faces impaired driving charges

WATCH ABOVE: A woman is facing impaired driving charges after a horrific crash in Ajax claimed a man's life. As Caryn Lieberman reports, in a bizarre twist, the victim had just helped police in another incident on the roads.


A driver is dead following a two-vehicle crash in Ajax early Monday morning and a woman is facing impaired driving charges.

The collision happened around 3 a.m. at Salem Road and Achilles Road near Highway 401.

Durham Regional Police said a security vehicle was exiting the highway when it was struck by a white BMW.

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Police said the driver, 50-year-old Oshawa resident Richard Lindsey, was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the BMW was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Officers said hours before he died in an unrelated incident, Lindsey helped Durham Regional Police identify a suspected drunk driver.

Robert Lindsey, Richard Lindsey’s twin brother, started a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign to help raise money to pay for Richard’s funeral.

WATCH: Suspected impaired driver from Ajax gets bail as victim’s daughter mourns loss. Caryn Lieberman reports.

Melanie St. Louis, a 42-year-old resident of Ajax, has been charged with impaired operation causing death and exceeding the legal blood alcohol limit. She appeared in court on Tuesday and release on $20,000 bail. St. Louis was ordered to stay away from family of victim. She is also ordered not to drive or consume alcohol, unlawful drugs or substances.

St. Louis is scheduled to attend court again on Dec. 13.

An investigation is underway to determine the exact circumstances of the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5217 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

— With files from Caryn Lieberman and Nick Westoll

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