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Man, 23, accused of drunk driving in crash that killed Toronto girl

Last Updated Dec 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm EST

Police at the scene at Davis Drive in Newmarket where a multi-vehicle crash sent several people to hospital on Aug 8, 2018. CITYNEWS/Tony Fera

Police say a 23-year-old man has been charged with drunk driving in a crash in August that killed a five-year-old girl.

York regional police say the four-vehicle crash in King Township happened on the morning of Aug. 4., and involved nine people.

Officers determined a Volvo had crashed into a Ford Taurus, which then struck a Chevrolet Cobalt before colliding head-on with a Honda Civic.

Five people in the Civic — including the driver, his wife, their 11-year-old boy, five-year-old girl and three-year-old boy — were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Police say the girl died five days later.

The Volvo driver, Kamau Davis-Locke of Newmarket, has been charged following a “lengthy and thorough” investigation.

He faces 12 charges that include impaired driving causing death and criminal negligence causing death.