Charges laid in deadly high-speed crash that killed two people in Mississauga


Published April 23, 2024 at 3:01 pm

Charges in Mississauga crash that killed two people.
The wreckage of a white Audi can be seen after it struck a hydro pole in Mississauga. Both occupants of the car were killed. Charges have been laid. (Photo: Peel Regional Police)

A Mississauga man has been charged in an alleged street race in which the two occupants of a second speeding car were killed when their vehicle slammed into a hydro pole.

Major Collision Bureau investigators with Peel Regional Police have charged Nuel Vata, 25, with two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, racing and speeding in connection with the double fatality that occurred in Mississauga’s east end on April 4.

According to police, two Audi sedans, one green and the other white, were heading northbound on Dixie Road at high rates of speed at about 9:50 p.m. that night when both vehicles crashed into a Honda SUV that was trying to make a left turn at the Eglinton Avenue intersection.

“Following the impact, the driver of the white Audi lost control and collided with a hydro pole,” police said in a news release on Tuesday.

Neither the driver nor passenger of the white Audi was wearing a seatbelt. They were killed as a result of the crash.

The driver of the Honda SUV suffered injuries not considered life threatening while the occupants of the green Audi were not injured, according to police.

Vata was charged on April 15 and is scheduled to appear in Brampton court on May 13. His driver’s licence has been suspended for 30 days and his vehicle impounded for 14 days.

Anyone with information or video of the incident is urged to contact investigators with the Major Collision Bureau at 905-453-2121, ext. 3710, or Peel Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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