A 19-year-old Ottawa man has been granted bail after he was charged with impaired driving causing death after a fatal crash at Bank Street and Laurier Avenue early Wednesday morning.
The crash happened just before 4 a.m. when a Honda Civic slammed into a Kia near the downtown intersection.
The driver of the black Kia was trapped and firefighters were forced to extricate him. He had no vital signs and was taken to hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead at hospital.
Police identified the victim as 54-year-old Alain Seguin.
The two young men who were in the Honda Civic suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital.
Driver ran red light before crash, charges allege
Adam Patrick Prevost, 19, of Ottawa, is facing three charges including impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death, criminal negligence causing death and failing to provide a breath sample.
The charges against Prevost allege he was “driving at a high rate of speed” and ran a red light before the fatal crash.
He appeared in court Thursday and was released from custody on the condition he stay at his home and observe a curfew, not contact the other teen he was driving with, abstain from any drugs or alcohol and not operate a motor vehicle. He also posted a $10,000 bond.
He is scheduled to return to court on Oct. 17.
SIU investigating crash
The Special Investigations Unit, meanwhile, remains in the early stages of its investigation, which shows that a police cruiser heading east on Laurier decided to follow the Honda Civic travelling in the opposite direction.
Shortly after, the Honda Civic crashed into the Kia, killing the driver of the Kia.
The SIU has assigned four investigators, two forensic investigators and a collision reconstruction expert to analyze the crash. The SIU investigates all cases of serious injury, death or sexual assault involving police.