UPDATE: Driver involved in fatal single-vehicle collision facing several charges including dangerous driving causing death

Edmonton, Alberta – The 25-year-old driver involved in a single-vehicle collision that claimed the lives of his three passengers early Friday morning is facing several charges including dangerous driving causing death.

Oscar Benjumea, 25, of Ontario, has since been charged with:

3 counts of Dangerous Driving causing Death

3 counts of Failure to Stop at Scene of Accident

1 count of Operation while Disqualified

A bail hearing will be held for Benjumea on Monday, July 6, 2020.

Benjumea was taken into custody at approximately 12:10 p.m. yesterday, Friday, July 3, 2020, at his residence in southwest Edmonton. Paramedics subsequently treated and transported Benjumea to hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.

Benjumea initially fled the scene of the early-morning collision, at Calgary Trail and 55 Avenue, prior to the arrival of police. Investigators were eventually made aware of the suspect’s whereabouts late Friday morning, and he was arrested shortly thereafter at his residence.

BACKGROUND

Edmonton, Alberta – Driver who fled scene of fatal collision this morning arrested and facing multiple charges in connection to death of three passengers

The Edmonton Police Service has arrested a 25-year-old male in connection to the death of his three passengers following a fatal single-vehicle collision early this morning.

Oscar Benjumea, 25, of Ontario, was taken into custody at approximately 12:10 p.m. today, Friday, July 3, 2020, at his residence in southwest Edmonton. Paramedics subsequently treated and transported Benjumea to hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.

Benjumea fled the scene of this morning’s deadly collision, at Calgary Trail and 55 Avenue, prior to the arrival of police. Investigators were eventually made aware of the suspect’s whereabouts late this morning, and he was arrested shortly thereafter at his residence.

Benjumea is facing multiple charges, which will be sworn later this evening, once the suspect’s condition is stabilized in hospital.

Investigators have since notified the families of the passengers killed in the collision, including 20 and 21-year-old females and a 32-year-old male.

BACKGROUND

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service is investigating a fatal single-vehicle collision on Calgary Trail this morning that claimed the lives of its three passengers.

At approximately 2:20 a.m. this morning, Friday, July 3, 2020, Southwest Division patrol members responded to a collision call near Calgary Trail and 55 Avenue.

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Upon arrival, officers found three deceased occupants, two females aged 20 and 21, and one male yet to be identified, inside an Audi RS5. The vehicle had struck the wall of a nearby business. Investigators believe excessive speed was involved.

The male driver of the vehicle, whose identity has yet to be confirmed, fled the scene prior to the arrival of police, and remains at large this morning.

EPS Major Collision investigators have since reopened Calgary Trail to oncoming traffic.

Anyone with any information about this or any other crime is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: #20R012

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