Man charged with impaired driving after fatal crash in Markham

A man is facing one count each of impaired driving causing death and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death after a deadly crash Monday. (CBC - image credit)

A 55-year-old man was charged with impaired driving causing death after a fatal crash in Markham on Monday afternoon, York police say.

The collision happened at about 1:40 p.m. in the intersection of Don Mills Road and Simonston Boulevard, near Steeles Avenue E. and Highway 404.

The man was behind the wheel of a large box truck when he crossed the centre lane into oncoming traffic and struck two sedans, according to police. Photos from the scene show one of the sedans became trapped beneath the truck.

A 33-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene, police said in a news release Tuesday. The driver of the other sedan and the man charged in the crash were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The truck driver, who is from Caledon, also faces one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, police said.

Investigators urged anyone who witnessed the collision or may have relevant dashcam video to contact York police or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers.