A memorial of stuffed animals and flowers grows in Brampton marking the anniversary of a fatal crash that killed a Caledon mother and her three children last year.
On June 18, 2020, a Peel Regional Police officer was pursuing the driver of an Infinity when it struck an SUV at the intersection of Torbram Road and Countryside Drive.
Karolina Ciasullo, 37 and her daughters – Klara, 6, Lilianna, 3, and Mila, 1 – were all killed in the crash.
Family, friends and community members returned to the scene today to remember the victims, including Chelsea Owusu who was a former student of Ciasullo’s at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic School.
“She was always nice to her students,” Owusu said. “Just by her actions and how nice she was, a lot of people will remember her.”
Brampton City Council have also passed a motion that a new activity hub at Sesquicentennial Park will be named to commemorate the lives of the victims, in consultation with the Ciasullo family.
The driver of the Infinity, Brady Robertson, 20, is facing four counts of impaired driving causing death and four counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.
According to report from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), a police officer witnessed Robertson driving an Infinity with no license plates travelling at a high rate of speed in the wrong direction along Countryside Drive.
The officer activated his emergency lights and pursued the Infinity when it “blew a red light” at Torbram Road and collided with the SUV.
Investigators said the Infinity was traveling at a speed of 152 km/hr at the time of the crash. The SIU concluded no charges were warranted against the officer involved.
Robertson was denied bail back in August. His trial is set to begin next month.