Manitoba truck driver charged in fiery Highway 400 crash that killed four
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:16PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:25PM EDT
TORONTO -- A Winnipeg truck driver is facing charges arising from a fiery 12-vehicle collision on a highway in Toronto that left four people dead.
Ontario Provincial Police say three transport trucks were among the vehicles involved in the June 24 collision and fire that consumed the trailer of one truck and two other vehicles.
Valbona Vokshi, 35, her five-year-old daughter Isabela Kuci and 55-year-old mother Xhemile Vokshi died in the crash on Highway 400.
A fourth woman not related to the family, 27-year-old Maria Lipska, was also killed.
Police say a 35-year-old Winnipeg man is charged with four counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence cause bodily harm and was to appear in court on Thursday.
Provincial police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt has described the crash as "absolutely preventable."