Region of Peel– Investigators from the Major Collision Bureau have made an arrest in relation to the fatal collision that occurred in the area of Torbram Road and Countryside Drive in the City of Brampton on June 18, 2020.
On Thursday, June 18, 2020, at approximately 12:16 p.m., Karolina Ciasullo from Caledon was operating her 2018 Volkswagen Atlas northbound on Torbram Road in the City of Brampton. Her three children, Klara (aged 6), Lilianna (aged 3) and Mila (aged 1) were in their child seats in the rear seats of the vehicle.
At the same time, 20 year-old Brady Robertson from Caledon was travelling eastbound on Countryside Road in the City of Brampton. He was operating a Blue Infiniti G35 at a very high rate of speed. The Infiniti violently collided with the Volkswagen, redirecting it into a light pole. Roberston then collided head-on with a Honda that was stopped westbound on Countryside Road at the red light.
Despite the best efforts of first responders and medical personnel, all four occupants of the Volkswagon died as a result of the collision.
Robertson was also a suspect in a driving incident that occurred in the Town of Caledon on Tuesday June 16, 2020. At approximately 8:25 p.m., a Blue Infiniti Q35 was involved in a minor collision at the intersection of Dougal Road and Kennedy Road. Citizens approached the vehicle to offer assistance at which point Robertson sped away at a high rate of speed.
Responding officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police observed the vehicle travelling in a dangerous manner eastbound on King Street in the Town of Caledon. Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop but due to the speed and manner of which he was driving, the decision was made not to pursue the vehicle.
On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Brady Robertson was arrested and charged with four counts of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Death. He has also been charged with one additional count of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle in relation to the Caledon incident. He was remanded to July 23, 2020 for a bail hearing.
With the assistance of the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police and under the direction of the Peel Crown Attorney’s office all charges have been joined into one prosecution.
Investigators would like to thank media outlets and the public for their assistance in relation to this investigation.