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Bail hearing for teen in Mt. Pleasant fatal crash postponed

A makeshift memorial for crash victim David Chiang on Mt. Pleasant Rd., April 4, 2012. CITYNEWS

A makeshift memorial has been set up at the site of a horrific crash on Mt. Pleasant Road, as the bail hearing for the teen charged in the fatal accident was delayed again to Thursday.

Meanwhile, flowers, candles and notes of condolence were placed at the crash site for David Chiang, 24, who died in the crash.

He was the only passenger in a 2007 Range Rover that slammed into a pole on Mt. Pleasant Road at Sheldrake Boulevard, north of Eglinton, around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday. The impact of the crash sheared the SUV in half.

Chiang was pronounced dead at the scene.

David Luck choked back tears as he spoke about his friend and colleague. The two worked together at Extreme Fitness.

“We all met at a friend’s house to honour him, to remember him, and to grieve,” Luck said. “He’ll always be a trainer that is remembered.”

The 19-year-old driver of the Range Rover, Oliver Karafa, was charged with impaired driving causing death, criminal negligence causing death and dangerous driving causing death. He was also charged for having over 80 mg of alcohol in his blood system causing death.

He remained in custody following court appearances Tuesday and Wednesday, and was scheduled to appear before a judge again Thursday for a bail hearing. 

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that the accused was granted bail.