19-yr-old girl killed in street race identified

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Street racing has claimed the life of 19-year-old Rabab Arshad of Milton, a York University student who was a passenger sitting at the back of one of the cars involved in the accident.

Two drivers who were allegedly street racing in Mississauga have been charged with criminal negligence causing death after a vehicle crashed into a pole on Monday night.

The drivers, both men, 20 and 22, are in police custody and are expected to face more charges.

Const. Iryna Yashnyk, spokesperson for Peel Regional Police Service, said the crash occurred near Mavis Road and Eglinton Avenue West at about 11 p.m.

The crash seriously injured a woman, 21, and left one of the accused, the 20-year-old male driver, with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

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Peel paramedics took the woman to a trauma centre, initially in critical condition, and the man to a local hospital. The woman’s injuries are no longer considered life-threatening.

The other accused, the 22-year-old male driver and only occupant of his vehicle, was not injured.

Police allege the vehicles were racing before one of the vehicles, containing three people, struck the pole.

Roads, which were closed in the area following the crash to allow officers to investigate, have been reopened.

Investigators are urging anyone who may have witnessed anything or who may have dashboard camera video to contact Peel police.

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