Toronto police make second arrest in fatal collision in Etobicoke
TORONTO – A second arrest was made in connection with a fatal collision in Etobicoke last week, police said.
The collision occurred on October 15 at noon at the intersection of Burnhamthorpe Road and Shaver Avenue North, as a golden Pontiac Montana pickup truck and a black sedan were heading west at high speed.
At that time, police said a 59-year-old man was driving a black Honda CRV south on Shaver Avenue and was struck by the van as it entered the intersection.
The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the van was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Footage from the scene appears to show the Honda overturned on its side in a ditch and the pickup truck is all but gone.
Police allege the driver of the black sedan slowed down after the crash, but ultimately fled the scene and was last seen heading west.
Images of the vehicle were released by investigators last week in an attempt to identify the driver.
In a press release on Thursday, police said they had successfully identified and arrested Toronto resident Samir Shams, 50.
Shams is charged with one count of dangerous exploitation of a means of transport causing death. He will appear in a Toronto courtroom on December 9.
A day earlier, Wednesday, Toronto police arrested Shabari Tull, 23, of Toronto in connection with the collision. Tull was charged with dangerous transportation operations causing death. He will appear in a Toronto courtroom on December 2
Police are asking anyone with information related to the investigation to contact them.
With files from Phil Tsekouras of CTV News Toronto.