Person of interest sought after Sunday’s deadly Gardiner rear-end crash

Investigators want Kalyan Trivedi, 30, to contact police

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Toronto Police have released the name of a person of interest they want to speak to in connection with the death of a 58-year old woman killed during a crash involving two vehicles early Sunday on the Gardiner Expressway.

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Investigators say the woman was a passenger in a grey Nissan travelling in the centre lane, near Islington Avenue at 1:32 a.m.

Police said an Audi R8 rear-ended the Nissan “at a high rate of speed,” sending it out of control and into the median where it eventually came to a stop, flipped over on its roof with the woman trapped inside.

First responders conducted an emergency run to hospital where the woman later died.

The 61-year old man in the Nissan was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The white 2015 Audi R8 — with the license plate CTPV512 — stopped on the right shoulder of the highway, but then the driver fled on foot.

The high-end sports car appeared to have significant damage to its front end.

Investigators say they have identified Kalyan Trivedi, 30, as a person of interest, and are requesting he contact police.

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Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Trivedi on Saturday, Oct. 2 or Sunday, Oct. 3 is asked to contact police.

When the accident happened, police say a number of drivers stopped at the scene to try to help.

Others also took videos of the moments after the collision.

They would like to speak to all of those people.

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Traffic Services is also appealing for any close-circuit, or dash camera footage that might shed more light on the deadly crash.

Investigators are also appealing for anyone who may have seen the Audi R8 during the evening leading up to the collision to come forward.

The woman’s death is the fortieth fatal collision so far this year, according to police figures.

For the whole year in 2020, there were forty fatal collisions involving either drivers, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, or ‘other,’ according to statistics compiled by Traffic Services.

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