Impaired driver sentenced to 5-1/2 years in death of Markham mom, daughter – NewmarketToday.ca

Impaired driver sentenced to 5-1/2 years in death of Markham mom, daughter - NewmarketToday.ca
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The wreckage of a multi-vehicle collision is pictured near 16th and Bur Oak avenues in Markham Monday August 29, 2016. (@JessCaro1320 /Twitter)

York Regional Police say a 30-year-old Markham man convicted in an impaired driving crash that claimed the life of a woman and her four-year-old daughter has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison.

In a news release issued Wednesday, police said Christopher Singh was sentenced in a Newmarket courtroom on Monday.

Singh, police say, was found guilty in March of two counts of impaired driving causing death in connection with a fatal crash in Markham in 2016.

Police say a 30-year-old man was found guilty of six impaired driving related charges in March this year.

Police say officers were called to 16th Avenue, east of Bur Oak Drive, on the morning of Aug. 29, 2016 after a black Infiniti G35 collided with a Toyota Corolla.

The 42-year-old driver of the Corolla and her four-year-old daughter died from their injuries in hospital.

The driver of the Infiniti, identified by police as Singh, was arrested and charged in the crash the following October.

The single-vehicle rollover happened around 5:30 p.m. on Narrow Locks Road near Mark's Lane, north of Crosby, Ont. The man was a passenger in the car and was rushed to hospital, but did not survive, Ontario Provincial Police wrote in a news release.

The driver is charged with impaired driving causing death. Collision investigators are still examining the crash site. 

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