Charges laid against 18-year-old driver in Mississauga crash that killed mother, child
Published Tuesday, November 27, 2018 5:33PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 28, 2018 9:16AM EST
Charges have been laid against an 18-year-old driver in a devastating crash that claimed the lives of a mother and child in Mississauga earlier this month.
Sanket Dogra, his wife Khushboo Arora and their young son Prakrit were driving in their Nissan on Burnhamthorpe Road in the early morning hours of Nov. 1 when they were struck by man driving a Hyundai.
Arora, 31, and two-year-old Prakrit were both killed in the crash. Sanket suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital, where he slipped into a coma for several days. He remains there, receiving treatment.
On advice of the doctors, the family has not told Sanket about his wife and son.
Dogra’s family previously told CTV News Toronto that it was not unusual that the family was out driving at 2 a.m., as it was a tactic the young parents used to help Prakrit fall asleep.
The driver of the Hyundai, who was also seriously injured in the crash, was taken into police custody following the collision but later released without charges.
On Tuesday, nearly a month after the crash, Durham Regional Police re-arrested the 18-year-old.
A suspect identified as Evan Campbell, of Orillia, has been charged with two counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm.
He is being held in police custody until a bail hearing on Wednesday in Brampton.
Vishal Sarangal, Sanket Dogra’s brother-in-law, said the charges resemble some sort of closure for the family.
“I mean as a family we are relieved to learn that something has been done about it,” he said. “We have been hoping to get this kind of news for a long time and finally it’s here so at least we think that there will be some sort of a justice for the family members we have lost and for Sanket as well when he recovers.”
The investigation into the crash is ongoing. Police say they are still interested in speaking with anyone who witnessed the incident or may have dashboard camera video of it.
Anyone with information is being asked to call police or Crime Stoppers anonymously.