Overnight crashes kill 2, injure baby in Peel Region
Published Sunday, July 3, 2022 6:38AM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, July 3, 2022 6:56PM EDT
Two people died and four others including a nine-month-old baby were injured in a pair of crashes that occurred two hours apart in Peel Region overnight.
Peel Regional Police say they were first called to Derry Road and Ninth Line in Mississauga at 10:38 p.m. Saturday for a two vehicle collision.
They arrived to find a 20-year-old man who was pronounced dead at the scene.
A woman in the same vehicle was rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital in serious condition.
The intersection was closed in all directions for a lengthy period of time.
About two hours later, at 12:39 a.m., police were called to Creditview Road and Wanless Drive in Brampton for another collision.
They arrived to find two vehicles had collided, and an occupant of one of them was ejected from a vehicle.
The ejected person, a 29-year-old man, was pronounced dead at hospital.
The occupants of the other vehicle were a family of three, including a nine-month-old baby. They were taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Police said the baby and their father are in good condition, while the baby's mother is in critical but stable condition.
Witnesses told CP24 that a Jeep may have run a red light, travelling at a high speed, before colliding with another vehicle.
Police said the 29-year-old man killed in the crash was the passenger of one of the vehicles. The driver of that vehicle, a 29-year-old man, was taken into custody before being transported to a trauma centre due to his non-life-threatening injuries.
Later in the afternoon, police identified the driver as Supinder Singh. He has been charged with three counts of operating while impaired causing bodily harm and operation while impaired causing death.
The intersection was closed in all directions for a significant period of time.