Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Fatal collision #45/2016, 200 Queen's Quay East, Update

Fatal collision #45/2016, 200 Queen's Quay East, Update, 31-year-old man facing charges

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 11:28 AM
51 Division:  416-808-1900

On Saturday, July 2, 2016, at 6:12 p.m., police responded to a call for a personal injury collision at 200 Queen's Quay East .

It is alleged that:

- a 31-year-old man was driving a 2009 Porsche 911, eastbound on Queen's Quay East 
- 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, a passenger in the Porsche, was injured 

The woman was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries where she was later pronounced.

On Tuesday, July 19, 2016, Joseph Kirkpatrick, 31, of Kitchener, was arrested. He is charged with: 

1) Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death 
2) Criminal negligence cause death 

He was scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 10 a.m. courtroom 507.

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. 

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.

If you are a witness to this collision, and have not yet spoken to police, please call 416-808-1900. 

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). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services

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