Driver charged with death of Brampton woman, 18, in King Township crash

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Published February 28, 2024 at 5:01 pm

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Charges have been laid against a young man from Brampton in a crash that left an 18-year-old Brampton woman dead and sent four others to hospital.

The single-vehicle collision happened on Feb. 18 shortly before 7 a.m. when York Regional Police say the driver of a black Infiniti G37 had struck a light pole in the area of King Road and 8th Concession Road in the Township of King.

Investigators say six people were inside the four-seater car when it struck the pole, adding that the occupants of the vehicle had attended a party in Caledon prior to the collision.

Police say the driver is also believed to have been travelling at high speeds on Highway 400 and King Road before the crash.

An 18-year-old female from Brampton was seriously injured and was pronounced dead at the scene, despite attempted life-saving measures of first responders, according to police.

Police say an 18-year-old male from Brampton also suffered critical injuries and was rushed to hospital, and two other 19-year-old female passengers from Welland and St. Catherines were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The driver, who has been identified as an 18-year-old male from Brampton, was not hurt in the crash, police say.

Now police say the driver in the crash has been arrested and charged with multiple offences related to the crash, including dangerous operation cause death and three counts of dangerous operation cause bodily harm.

York Regional Police have charged Denrick Rose, 18, of Brampton with dangerous operation cause death, three counts of dangerous operation cause bodily harm, and one count of fail to comply with release order.

Investigators are still asking for any witnesses who may have seen the vehicle, or anyone who may have attended the party in Caledon, to please come forward to police.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact York Regional Police by calling 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7704. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or by visiting their website at www.1800222tips.com.

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