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Motorcyclist charged with death of passenger in Sept. 10th collision

For Immediate Release:24-Nov-2017 @ 3:29 PM
MRU #:TR17R026-1

A 30-year-old male is facing charges in connection with the death of his female motorcycle passenger who was killed in a two-vehicle collision back on Sept. 10, 2017.

Harsha Dandamudi, 30, was arrested and taken into custody Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, after a lengthy investigation into the collision, which occurred at approximately 9 p.m. that Sunday evening on Groat Road, near the bottom of Victoria Park Road hill. The deceased female, 23, was a passenger on Dandamudi’s motorcycle, at the time of the fatal collision.

Dandamudi has since been charged with dangerous driving causing death and criminal negligence causing death.

There have been 28 fatal collisions thus far in 2017.

Background:

West Division patrol officers responded to a collision call at approximately 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, near the bottom of the Victoria Park Road hill.

 

Upon arrival, EPS officers found a 30-year-old male motorcycle driver in serious medical distress and his female passenger deceased lying near the intersection of the Groat Road Bridge and Groat Road.

 

It was reported to police that the male driver was travelling westbound down the Victoria Park Road hill, when his 2008 Ducati motorcycle allegedly struck a 2007 Toyota Yaris travelling in the same direction.

 

The subsequent collision ejected both driver and passenger riding on the motorcycle, killing the female passenger instantly.

The male driver was treated and transported to hospital by paramedics with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.

 

The male driver of the Yaris was in shock, but uninjured.

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Please contact Scott Pattison at (780) 421-3553 for more information.

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