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Woman killed, child critically injured in weekend collision

42-year-old Richmond Hill man charged with impaired driving in connection to crash

A 42-year-old Richmond Hill woman was killed, and her child critically injured in a collision on Raglan Road, west of Thornton Road, on Aug. 25. (Photo by Colin Williamson)

A Richmond Hill woman is dead, and her child critically injured after a collision in the city’s north end on Aug. 25.

That evening at approximately 10:19 p.m., officers from the Central West Division were called to the scene of a three-vehicle collision involving a grey Toyota SUV, a grey Toyota Corolla and a white Jeep Cherokee. Witnesses state the grey SUV was westbound on Raglan Road near Thornton Road when it drifted over and sideswiped the eastbound Toyota Corolla. The SUV lost control and spun into the path of a White Jeep Cherokee that was behind the Toyota Corolla eastbound.

The 42-year-old female passenger in the Toyota SUV was absent of vital signs at the scene and later succumbed to her injuries at a local hospital. Her three-year-old female child in the rear car seat sustained serious life-threatening injuries and was transported to Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, where she remains in critical condition.

The driver of the Toyota SUV, a 42-year-old Richmond Hill man, was arrested at the scene and charged with impaired driving.

The names of the woman and child have not been released by police.

The drivers and occupants of the other two vehicles sustained minor injuries.

Members of the Durham Regional Police Traffic Services Branch, Collision Investigation Unit, attended the collision scene to conduct an investigation. The roadway was closed for several hours while evidence was collected.
Investigators would like to speak to anyone who may have information about or may have witnessed this incident. Anyone with new information is asked to contact the DRPS Traffic Services Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5231.
Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.