Street racing fatality in Mississauga, police appeal for witnesses

Hashim Khan, 22, of Milton and Muhammad Daniyal Khan, 20, of Brampton, arrested and charged

 

Rabab Arshad
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PEEL Regional Police investigators from its Major Collision Bureau are seeking the public’s assistance in relation to a fatal vehicle collision in the City of Mississauga.

On Monday, February 5, at approximately 11 p.m. a group of seven young people left a Mississauga restaurant in two separate vehicles. The two vehicles, a Mitsubishi Eclipse and a Ford Fusion, travelled westbound at a high rate of speed on Eglinton Avenue East, and came into slight contact with each other as they approached Mavis Road.
The Mitsubishi Eclipse lost control and slid into a traffic light pole at the intersection. Rabab Arshad, a 19 year-old female, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.
Another occupant of the vehicle was transported to a trauma centre with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The driver was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Hashim Khan, a 22 year-old male of Milton, and Muhammad Daniyal Khan, a 20 year-old of Brampton, were arrested and charged with criminal negligence cause death, criminal negligence cause bodily harm, criminal negligence cause death by street racing, criminal negligence cause bodily harm by street racing, dangerous driving causing death, dangerous driving causing bodily harm, dangerous driving causing death by street racing, and dangerous driving causing bodily harm by street racing.

The two drivers appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Tuesday, February 6 for a bail hearing.
Investigators are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the collision, have video footage of the incident or who may have information regarding the actions of the drivers involved prior to the collision.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators with the Major Collision Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3710. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word ‘PEEL’ and then your tip.
Police said that aggressive driving and high speed pose a great risk to the public. In the past 60 days, officers with Road Safety Services have charged 34 people with stunt driving by speeding in excess of 50 km/h over the posted speed limit. If you have information on aggressive driving, contact police.

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