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Fatal collision #10/2019,
Meadowvale Road and Dean Park Road,
Man Arrested

Broadcast time: 11:45
Friday, March 8, 2019

Traffic Services

Case #: 2019-198863

The Toronto Police Service would like to advise the public of an arrest made in a traffic fatality investigation.

On Friday, February 1, 2019, at 2:58 a.m., officers responded to a call for a personal injury collision in the Meadowvale Road and Dean Park Road area.

It is reported that:

- a 33-year-old man was driving a BMW, southbound on Meadowvale Road approaching Dean Park Road

- a 40-year-old man was driving a Pontiac van, with a 39-year-old passenger, eastbound on Dean Park Road approaching Meadowvale Road

- both vehicles entered the intersection at the same time

- the BMW t-boned the Pontiac

- the driver of the Pontiac sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene

- the driver of the BMW and the passenger in the Pontiac, sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to hospital

On Thursday, March 7, 2019, Anthony Eccles, 33, of Pickering, surrendered to police. He has been charged with:

1. Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance Causing Death
2. Impaired Operation of a Conveyance Causing Death
3. In Excess of 80mgs Operation of a Conveyance Cause Death
4. Possession of a Schedule I Substance

He was scheduled to appear in court, at Old City Hall, on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Sergeant Alexander Crews, Traffic Services