A Toronto police constable has been charged with second-degree murder in the fatal TTC streetcar crash that killed five people.
Travis Johnson, 35, of Toronto, is facing two counts of second-degreasing afire causing bodily harm.
The charges stem from a July 2, 2018 incident at the corner of Bloor and Spadina streets.
Johnson has been with the force since 2010 and was involved in the first crash of a streetcar in Toronto in nearly a decade.
Johnson was not wearing a seatbelt when he crashed the streetcar into a guardrail on the eastbound platform, police said.
Johnson was a former police officer who worked in the downtown area, but is no longer with the Toronto police.
The TTC said in a statement that Johnson was involved with a number of police work in the Greater Toronto Area.
“TTC continues to support our officers and support our communities,” TTC Chair Josh Colle said in the statement.
Colle added that police have been in touch with Johnson’s family, who are expected to make an announcement on Monday.
Toronto police said they would not comment further because of the ongoing investigation.
A vigil was held at the site of the accident, which occurred as the TTC was leaving the intersection on Spadins Avenue near Bathurst Street when the vehicle crashed into the platform.
About 150 people attended the vigil, including TTC Board President Karen Stintz.