One man arrested on suspicion of impaired driving
A 59-year-old man was killed and two others were injured in an early morning crash in Brampton.
Peel Regional Police said the accident occurred around 5 a.m. Saturday at Hurontario St. and Sandalwood Pkwy.
An Inspector later clarified that two vehicles were initially involved in the collision and a third car smashed into debris scattered on the roadway.
“One vehicle, I can confirm, was travelling westbound on Sandwalwood, the second vehicle was travelling southbound on Hurontario,” Insp. Stephen Duivesteyn told CP24 at the scene.
“The third vehicle was an after collision due to the amount of debris on the roadway here this morning,” he said. “We have an engine block that’s probably about 50 to 100 metres south of the intersection. Unfortunately, the third vehicle collided with the debris, the engine block.”
The identity of the man who was killed, a Brampton resident, was not immediately released.
Police say a man, 25, and a man, 23, were injured in the crash.
Peel Regional Police Const. Akhil Mooken said the 25-year-old Brampton man, believed to be the driver of one of the vehicles initially involved in the crash, was arrested on suspicion of impairment.
No charges have been laid so far.
Mooken said authorities were looking into the possibility of racing being a factor.
“Certainly that’s something that our major collision will be looking into,” he said. “They’ll certainly consider all aspects, all possibilities before they come to a final determination of what took place here.”
Road closures in the area were expected to last for a several hours.