Man killed in fiery 6-car Toronto crash was driving stolen Mercedes from Brampton


Published March 13, 2024 at 2:52 pm

Car involved in Toronto crash was stolen from Peel.

A man killed in a fiery six-car crash Wednesday morning in Scarborough was fleeing from police in a Mercedes G-wagon that had been stolen earlier in the morning during a home invasion in Brampton.

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit, which looks into incidents involving police and the public where serious injury or death has occurred, quickly took over the investigation earlier today.

At a news conference early this afternoon, the SIU confirmed the man who died had been driving the stolen luxury car.

SIU spokesperson Kristy Denette told reporters the Mercedes had been speeding when Toronto Police tried to pull it over moments before the 6:30 a.m. multi-vehicle collision at Markham Road and Milner Avenue.

However, she added, police were not involved in a pursuit of the fleeing car.

Another person was critically injured in the horrific crash, in which one of the involved vehicles immediately caught fire while another flipped onto its roof.

Several people reportedly had to be extricated from their vehicles.

A Peel Regional Police spokesperson told they couldn’t offer much comment on the crash given the SIU’s involvement.

But he did say the stolen vehicle involved in the deadly collision had been taken earlier Wednesday morning during a home invasion in Brampton.

Peel detectives were at the scene of the Scarborough crash to investigate the theft, but were not involved in the collision, the spokesperson said.

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