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Fatal collision #10/2017,
Bloor Street West at Kennedy Park Road,
Man, 31, facing two charges

Broadcast time: 10:22
Thursday, March 9, 2017

11 Division

Case #: 2017- 416403

On Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 3:54 p.m., police responded to a call for a personal injury collision on Bloor Street West at Kennedy Park Road.

It is alleged that:

- a man, 31, was driving a 2005 Nissan Altima, westbound on Bloor Street West, approaching Kennedy Park Road in the eastbound passing lane

- a woman, 23, was driving a 2008 Kia Rio, eastbound on Bloor Street West, approaching Kennedy Park Road and collided with the westbound Nissan

- the Kia was then involved in a second collision, with a 2012 Chrysler, driven by an 84-year-old man

A woman, 38, a passenger in the Nissan, received life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital where she was pronounced.

The driver of the Nissan has been identified as John Coakley, 31, of Ajax. He has been charged with:

1) Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle cause death
2) Criminal negligence cause death

He appeared in court at Old City Hall on Wednesday, March, 8, 2017.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services