Man, 23, facing charges after deadly crash near St. James Town
Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Tuesday, November 29, 2016 6:30AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, November 29, 2016 8:19PM EST
Toronto police say a 23-year-old man is facing charges in connection with a fatal crash near the city’s St. James Town neighbourhood on Monday night.
It happened shortly before 10 p.m. near Bloor and Parliament streets.
According to police, the driver of a Honda Civic was heading eastbound on Bloor Street near Parliament Street when he left the roadway while approaching a curve.
Police say the driver struck a pole and the start of a bridge wall.
A 25-year-old male passenger was killed in the collision and a 20-year-old female passenger was rushed to hospital with critical injuries.
A third female passenger suffered minor injuries following the crash.
“Currently, we are still seeking witnesses to the collision. If anybody did see anything, we ask them to contact us as soon as possible," Const. Clint Stibbe told CP24 at the scene Tuesday.
Toronto resident Galeeb Abau-Jabeen, 23, is facing multiple charges, including impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death, impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, criminal negligence causing death, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.
Abau-Jabeen appeared at the College Park courthouse today and will remain in custody until his next court date on Dec. 1.
He was ordered not to have any contact with the surviving passengers, who cannot be identified due to a publication ban.