Two males faces street-racing charges in cyclist's death

A 22-year-old man and 16-year-old boy have been charged with street racing in an Aug. 1 crash that killed an 18-year-old Scarborough man.

Immanuel Sinnadurai, 18, had just finished volunteering when he was hit by a BMW

Two men were charged Friday in the street-racing crash that killed an 18-year-old in Scarborough in early August.

Immanuel Sinnadurai, 18, was killed on Aug 1 at around 5 p.m. He had just finished volunteering at a children’s day camp at his church and was riding his bike on Sheppard Avenue East towards Neilson Road when he was hit by a BMW.

Police said the car was street racing and on Friday, they made two arrests in the case. 

The community that lost Sinnadurai is still in shock.

“Part of me really expects him to show up one day, you know… I think about him a lot,” said Adrian Agrippa, a close friend of the victim.

“He was 18 years old and he touched so many lives,” said Ginette Howse, a senior pastor at the church Sinnadurai attended.

He was supposed to start university in the fall and planned on becoming a doctor.

“It’s tragic that a young man’s life was taken,” she said. “But also tragic that other young men’s lives will be affected by this. All families included. A tragic, tragic thing.”

A 16-year-old male was charged with street racing and criminal negligence causing death.

A 22-year-old man was also charged with street racing in the case. 

The two accused will appear in court late October.