Canada Victims killed in 'horrific' Highway 401 crash had run-ins with law

09:15  07 january  2018
09:15  07 january  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

Passenger saves Ontario Northland bus after driver passes out at the wheel on Highway 401

  Passenger saves Ontario Northland bus after driver passes out at the wheel on Highway 401 A quick-thinking passenger aboard an Ontario Northland bus is being credited with saving dozens of people's lives after the driver passed out at the wheel while on Highway 401 on Thursday. Passengers told CBC that the bus, which was headed from Sudbury, Ont., to Toronto, was travelling east near Keele Street on Highway 401 on Thursday when the driver slumped over the wheel.

Two people killed in Wednesday's fatal crash on Highway 401 in Scarborough, Ont., had faced a number of charges, police sources and court documents confirm. "It's pretty remarkable," Niranjan had told CBC Toronto from the scene. "It's a horrific collision."

Two people killed in Wednesday's fatal crash on Highway 401 in Scarborough, Ont., had faced a number of charges, police sources and court documents confirm. 2 dead after ' horrific ' crash on Highway 401 near Warden Avenue.

Victims in 'horrific' Highway 401 crash had run-ins with law© Toronto Police Service Victims in 'horrific' Highway 401 crash had run-ins with law

Two people killed in Wednesday's fatal crash on Highway 401 in Scarborough, Ont., had faced a number of charges, police sources and court documents confirm.

Dwane Koltchigin, 45, of Brampton, Ont., who police say was driving the vehicle, faced sex offences five years ago when he reportedly failed to disclose to women that he was HIV positive. He was said to go by various names, including Tre and Tre Cold, and according to court contacts, his charges appear to have been withdrawn in 2013.

His passenger, 31-year-old Carla Whyte of Oshawa, Ont., was charged with several offences in a human trafficking case two years ago where a woman was forced into the sex trade. Her charges included assault with a weapon, kidnapping and armed robbery.

Driver caught more than doubling speed limit on Highway 401

  Driver caught more than doubling speed limit on Highway 401 A 22-year-old man may have gotten a lump of coal in his stocking after he was allegedly caught driving more than double the speed limit on Highway 401 Christmas Day. The man from Ajax, Ont., was driving east on the 401 near Brockville when he was pulled over for driving 104 km/h over the speed limit, Ontario Provincial Police said in a news release. Police said he blew above 0.05 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood during a roadside test. The man was charged with stunt driving and dangerous driving, and for having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle.

Two people killed in Wednesday's fatal crash on Highway 401 in Scarborough, Ont., had faced a number of charges, police sources and court documents confirm. "It's pretty remarkable," Niranjan had told CBC Toronto from the scene. "It's a horrific collision."

Dwane Koltchigin, 45, of Brampton, Ont., who police say was driving the vehicle, faced sex offences five years ago when he reportedly failed to disclose to women that he was HIV positive. CBC Toronto has learned that Whyte had a court appearance scheduled for Jan. 24. The car was almost torn in two.

CBC Toronto has learned that Whyte had a court appearance scheduled for Jan. 24.

Court records also show Koltchigin had a criminal past in Florida. According to Palm Beach County records, he was charged with two counts of dealing in stolen property in 1999. He pled guilty in 2000 and was sentenced to 18 months of probation. It's unclear when he left Florida for Canada.

Car nearly torn in 2

Officers found the vehicle on Highway 401 near Warden Avenue just east of the Don Valley Parkway shortly after 4 a.m. ET on  Wednesday.

The car was almost torn in two from the impact of the crash in Scarborough.

At the time, OPP Const. Prash Niranjan said the driver lost control "for some unknown reason." Police had said they were going to look at road and weather conditions and possibly speed as factors.

Fatal crash closes significant stretch of Highway 401 eastbound

  Fatal crash closes significant stretch of Highway 401 eastbound A stretch of Highway 401 eastbound was closed Wednesday morning after a vehicle became wrapped around a metal beam supporting an overhead traffic sign, killing at least two people, OPP said. Emergency crews were called the scene just east of the Don Valley Parkway shortly after 4 a.m. and found a vehicle wrapped around a metal beam supporting an overhead traffic sign, Toronto paramedics said. It's not clear if the victims are male or female at this point.

A police source has confirmed to CBC Toronto that the two people killed in Wednesday’s fatal crash on Highway 401 in Scarborough, Ont., had faced a number of charges.

Two people killed in Wednesday’s fatal crash on Highway 401 in Scarborough, Ont., had faced a number of charges, police sources and court documents confirm. “It’s a horrific collision.” The OPP says the investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Because the vehicle is a newer-model passenger SUV, police had said investigators would likely be able to recover information from its onboard computer system that may provide valuable information about what went wrong.

Preliminary indications suggested the driver slammed into the centre median, sending the car airborne into the steel girder.

"It's pretty remarkable," Niranjan had told CBC Toronto from the scene. "It's a horrific collision."

The OPP says the investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Collisions snarl 401 near Belleville, Ont. .
Collisions snarl 401 near Belleville, Ont.The first collision happened in the eastbound lanes at around noon when a tractor trailer jackknifed on the highway east of Shannonville Road, blocking all lanes.

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