Porsche driver charge in fatal Toronto crash

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A wrecked Porsche – representational image

Joseph Kirkpatrick, 31, of Kitchener, has been arrested on charges of  Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death; and  Criminal negligence cause death

Toronto Police said in its case report that  a 31-year-old man was driving a 2009 Porsche 911, eastbound on Queen’s Quay East  on Tuesday, July 19.
For reasons not yet determined, the driver lost control of the vehicle; the vehicle left the roadway and struck a building at 200 Queen’s Quay East.

A 35-year-old woman  who was a passenger in the Porsche, was injured. She was  taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries where she was later pronounced dead.

Police are seeking the assistance of the public identifying any witnesses who offered assistance to the victims immediately after the collision. Police are specifically seeking two male witnesses who attended the scene after the collision and removed both the passenger and driver from the vehicle.

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The first is described as brown, 30-40, medium build, with wavy, medium-length black hair on top and shorter on the sides, full beard, black watch on left wrist, light-coloured bracelet on right wrist, red-and-white plaid top, light full-length blue jeans, black shoes, possibly high-tops or work boots with gold or yellow writing and gold-rimmed dark sunglasses.

The second is described as white, 35-40, medium build, short brown hair with sideburns and full goatee, with few days’ growth of facial hair, medium build, medium-blue golf shirt, dark-blue shorts, yellow bracelet on right wrist, light-grey, dark-grey and white running shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).- CINEWS

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