A single motor vehicle collision claimed the life of a 43-year-old male in Oshawa early Sunday morning.
On Sunday, July 23, 2017, at approximately 3:12 a.m., officers from Central East Division responded to Rossland Road and Gibbons Street in Oshawa, for a single motor vehicle roll over.
A 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix being operated by a 25- year-old male, was driving westbound on Rossland Road, when the driver lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle hit the north curb, drove on the grass and struck a tree before rolling over and landing on its roof. One of the passengers was ejected during the collision.
There were four occupants in the vehicle, one of the passengers was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, one passenger walked away from the scene, the other passenger was pronounced at the scene.
The driver Holden TIM, age 25 of Oshawa, was arrested at the scene and charged with: Dangerous Driving Cause Death and Impaired Operation Cause Death.
Collision investigators from the Traffic Services Branch were called and the roadway was closed for several hours to collect evidence and conduct their investigation. The investigation is ongoing. Police would like to hear from any witnesses to this collision, who have not already spoken to police. Police believe that speed and alcohol were both a factor in this collision.
Police would like to remind the general public, not only is it the law for any person riding in a car to wear a seatbelt, using a seatbelt can save a life and prevent injury.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call D/Cst. Bryson of Traffic Services Branch at 905-579-1520 (toll free 1-888-579-1520) ext. 5231.