Police charge man, 30, after crash killed 19-year-old woman

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According to police, the man and a 19-year-old woman passenger were driving eastbound at high rates of speed on Lake Shore Boulevard West at Jameson Avenue around 2:30 a.m. at the time of the March 6 crash. (David Donnelly/CBC - image credit)
According to police, the man and a 19-year-old woman passenger were driving eastbound at high rates of speed on Lake Shore Boulevard West at Jameson Avenue around 2:30 a.m. at the time of the March 6 crash. (David Donnelly/CBC - image credit)

Police say a 30-year-old Oshawa man has been charged with impaired driving causing death in connection with a west end Toronto crash in early March.

A Toronto Police Service press release says the man "turned himself in to investigators at Traffic Services" on May 13, more than two months after police began investigating the March 6 single-vehicle collision.

Police say investigators needed time "to determine cause of accident, cause of death, level of impairment" and other factors. Once they determined charges were warranted, police say they informed the driver and he came in at their request.

According to police, the man and a 19-year-old woman passenger were driving eastbound at high rates of speed on Lake Shore Boulevard West at Jameson Avenue around 2:30 a.m. at the time of the crash.

Police say the driver lost control, crossed into the westbound lane, and hit a concrete barrier.

The teenager was taken to the hospital in life-threatening condition and later died. The man was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

In addition to the impaired driving causing death charge, he also faces a charge of dangerously operating the vehicle causing death.

He is expected to appear in court on July 14.

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