(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Police have released some information regarding the Snapchat Speeder we reported on early in the week which happened on Saturday.
Below is their released followed by a link to our original article.
Thunder Bay Police has laid charge of dangerous driving against a male motorist connected to a recent collision on Oliver Road near Wappner Road. Thunder Bay Police Service officers were originally dispatched to the scene of the two-vehicle collision around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7.
Police learned the accused driver of a black sedan was travelling westbound on Oliver Road at a high-rate of speed. The accused was also entering the eastbound lane of the two-lane roadway to pass multiple motorists before returning to the westbound lane.
The driver of the black sedan was quickly approaching the rear of a red Jeep, which was slowing for a turn.
The driver of the sedan slammed on his brakes in an attempt to avoid a collision, however, due to the rate of speed he realized he would be unable to stop in time. The driver of the sedan instead attempted to pass the Jeep on its left as he was returning to the westbound lane of traffic he struck the Jeep.
The Jeep nearly rolled over coming to rest in a ditch. Meanwhile the sedan did roll over, skidded and came to a stop back on its wheels.
As police continued to investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision, investigators were made aware of a social media video that appeared to have been posted by the driver of the black sedan.
The Snapchat video appeared to show the driver recording himself as he passed multiple vehicles. The video also records a speedometer showing speeds between 180 km/h and 190 km/h. The video was geotagged in the area of Oliver Road near the scene of the collision.
As a result of the ongoing investigation a 19-year-old KALLEN FORESTA of Thunder Bay, has been charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle. He has been released on a promise to appear with a future court date and conditions to not drive a motor vehicle.
The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information that could assist investigators please call police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.p3tips.com.
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