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Aurora man, 36, now charged with impaired causing death

Newmarket Today

NEWS RELEASE
YORK REGIONAL POLICE
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Investigators with the York Regional Police Major Collision Investigation Unit have laid impaired driving causing death charges in connection with a collision in the City of Vaughan.

On Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, at approximately 10:45 p.m., police responded to reports of a collision at Major Mackenzie Drive West and Fossil Hill Road.

Officers determined that a black Toyota Sequoia struck a grey Hyundai Santa Fe within the intersection.

Three people inside the Hyundai Santa Fe were taken to hospital with what were believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the black Toyota Sequoia was arrested at the time for impaired driving and several charges were laid.

While in hospital, the condition of one occupant of the Hyundai, a 68-year-old woman from the City of Brampton, worsened. On Jan. 23, 2020, she sadly passed away in hospital as a result of complications from her injuries. As a result, the charges against the accused have been upgraded.

Charged:

Gianmarco Di Luciano, 36, of the Town of of Aurora

Charges:

Impaired driving cause death
Dangerous operation cause death
Fail to comply with breath demand cause death

The accused will be appearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on Feb. 4, 2020.

In 2019, York Regional Police received 3,500 calls to 911 to report suspected impaired drivers as part of our Safe Roads, Your Call program. That was an increase of nearly 18 per cent from the previous year. Many of those calls led to the more than 1,700 impaired-related criminal charges being laid. If you see dangerous driving or behaviours on the road that could jeopardize the safety of motorists and pedestrians, you are encouraged to call 911 immediately.

York Regional Police is asking anyone with information to contact the Major Collision Investigation Unit by calling 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.

https://www.newmarkettoday.ca/police...-death-2066160