Arrest made in fatal Road Rage Crash, Mississauga

Published on : February 8, 2018 4:21 16




OPP say an arrest has been made in connection to a five-vehicle crash late last month on a major highway west of Toronto that claimed the life of one woman.

OPP spokesman Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says one person is in custody pending a bail hearing this morning and no further suspects are being sought.Police say the crash happened Jan. 27 on the QEW in Mississauga, Ont., as a result of a chain reaction when a vehicle slowed down in front of traffic.

Schmidt says the arrest was made because of tips from the public, but did not elaborate on what charges the person is facing.

Police said in the days following the collision that six vehicles were involved and that it appeared to have been caused by an incident of road rage on the part of one of the drivers.

Schmidt said at the time that the driver in question is believed to have been travelling in the middle eastbound lane, when the driver switched into the left lane before slowing down.

That created a cascading effect, causing four vehicles behind the car to slam into one another, and a pickup truck behind them to hit the Toyota in which Turcotte was a passenger.

The driver of the lead vehicle then sped off and exited at the West Mall. Schmidt said tips from the public helped identify the vehicle and its driver.