Ajax man charged after fatal crash on Bloor Street West kills his passenger

An Ajax man has been charged after a woman who was a passenger in his vehicle died following a three-vehicle crash on Bloor Street West earlier this week.

Toronto police say the man, 31, was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and criminal negligence causing death. He appeared in court on Wednesday.

The woman, 38, who died after the crash, suffered life-threatening injuries and was rushed to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Police said they received a call about the crash on Bloor Street West at Kennedy Park Road, near Runnymede Road, at about 3:54 p.m. on Tuesday.

Police allege that the accused was driving a 2005 Nissan Altima westbound on Bloor near Kennedy Park, in the eastbound passing lane, when he collided with a second vehicle, a 2008 Kia Rio that was eastbound on Bloor.

The second vehicle was being driven by a 23-year-old woman. Her vehicle was then involved in a crash with a third vehicle, a 2012 Chrysler, that was driven by an 84-year-old man. The third vehicle was also eastbound on Bloor.

Police have not released the name of the woman who died. Next of kin have been notified.

No one else was injured in the crash, according to Const. Clint Stibbe, spokesperson for Toronto Police Service.

Stibbe said there were three people in the second vehicle and two people in the third vehicle. The first and second vehicles were seriously damaged but the third vehicle sustained only minor damage, he said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).