A 31-year-old man is facing charges in a fatal crash earlier this month on Queen’s Quay near Parliament Street Just after 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, police were called for a car that had crashed into a building at 200 Queen’s Quay East . Police say the Kitchener man was driving a 2009 Porsche 911 eastbound when he lost control of the car and left the road. The car hit a building and caught fire.
The 35 year-old woman in the passenger seat was seriously injured and died in hospital. She was later identified as Jennifer C. Vieira, who had just become a partner at a downtown Toronto law firm, Beard Winter, in January of this year.
The driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was also taken to hospital.
He was arrested Tuesday and has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, and criminal negligence causing death, police say.
At the time of the collision, Toronto Police they believe high speed was a factor and that witnesses told them “the driver was driving like a maniac.”
The accused was due in College Park court Tuesday.
Police looking for witnesses who stopped to help
Police are now looking for witnesses who helped the victims in the aftermath of the collision, particularly two men who removed the man and woman from the vehicle.
Police describe the first man as having brown skin, 30-40 years-old, medium build, with wavy, medium-length black hair on top and shorter on the sides, full beard, with a black watch on his left wrist, a light-coloured bracelet on his 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.
They describe the second man as white, 35-40 years old, medium build, with short brown hair, sideburns and full goatee, medium-blue golf shirt, dark-blue shorts, yellow bracelet on his right wrist and grey and white running shoes. Anyone with information is asked to call Traffic Services at 416-808-1900.