Victim of deadly Caledon crash was 12-year-old girl; family 'devastated' by loss
The victim of a horrific crash in Caledon Monday morning was a 12-year-old girl, CTV Toronto has learned.
At around 4:15 a.m. on Monday, a stolen Toyota Sienna was travelling at a high rate of speed near Hurontario and Highpoint Side Road in Caledon when the underage driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a brick gate.
Police at say the girl – believed to be the passenger – was killed on impact.
Under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the identity of the victim cannot be disclosed without the permission of parents.
The parents of the girl told CTV Toronto that they are devastated by her loss.
Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle – who suffered non-life-threatening injuries – was charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, criminal negligence causing death and dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing death.
Police the driver was under the age of 16.
“Any age is difficult, any fatality is difficult. Of course, a young person is much more tragic,” Caledon OPP Media Relations Officer Stephanie Hammond told CTV Toronto at the scene Tuesday.
The driver was remanded until July 29 and is expected to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on the charges sometime on Friday.