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Man faces impaired driving charges in fatal motorcycle crash

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A motorcyclist is facing impaired driving charges following a crash that killed his passenger in the city’s west end earlier this year.

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Toronto police said the fatal crash happened at the Lake Shore Boulevard intersection. W. and Jameson Ave. around 2:40 a.m. on March 6.

“A 30-year-old man was driving a black 2018 BMW M4, eastbound on Lake Shore Blvd. W. at high speed,” police said in a statement released Saturday. “The driver crossed the westbound lanes and hit a concrete barrier.”

Police say the driver of the bike was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“A passenger in the vehicle, a 19-year-old female, was transported to hospital in a life-threatening condition where she succumbed to her injuries,” police said.

Kumaran Sankarkumar, 30, of Oshawa, turned himself in to traffic services investigators on Friday.

He is charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death and impaired driving causing death.

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The accused is due to appear in Old Town Hall Court on July 14 via video link.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and they want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or drivers who may have security or dashcam footage of the area or of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Traffic Services at 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

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