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Fatal collision #62/2017,
Kingston Road at Warden Avenue,
28 year-old man facing charges

Broadcast time: 11:40
Friday, December 22, 2017

41 Division

Case #: 2017-3241293

On Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 3:28 p.m., police responded to a call for a personal injury collision at Kingston Road, and Warden Avenue.

It is alleged that:

− a woman, 40, was attempting to cross Kingston Road, on the east side of Warden Avenue

− a man, 28, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox, westbound on Kingston Road, approaching Warden Avenue

− the woman was struck by the vehicle, as she attempted to cross the road

− the woman suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene

− the driver, in the same vehicle, failed to remain at the scene of the collision and were last seen westbound on Kingston Road

− the driver and vehicle were located a short time later in the area of Queen Street East, and Kingston Road

The driver of the Chevrolet has been identified as David Opalka, 28, of Toronto, he has been charged with;

1. Impaired operation of a motor vehicle cause death
2. Over 80 mgs operation of a motor vehicle cause death
3. Criminal negligence cause death
4. Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle cause death
5. Fail to stop at scene of accident – fail to give name
6. Fail to stop at scene of accident – cause death

He is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East, 10 a.m., room 412.

Police are asking anyone who may have been in the area of Kingston Road, between Warden Avenue and Queen Street East, and may have dash camera footage to contact police at 416-808-1900, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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