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Vaughan driver turns himself in, charged in fatal July crash

Investigators believe the two vehicles involved were being driven at a high rate of speed prior to the crash
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Investigators with the York Regional Police Major Collision Investigation Unit have laid charges following a fatal collision involving a motorcycle in the City of Vaughan.

On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at approximately 10:50 p.m., police were called to the area of Highway 7 and Martin Grove Road, for a fatal motor vehicle collision involving a silver Honda Civic and a Kawasaki sport motorcycle.

Investigators believe the motorcycle and a Mini Cooper were travelling at a high rate of speed before the crash. The Mini Cooper did not remain at the scene.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 44-year-old male from Rexdale, was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene.

On Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, the driver of the Mini Cooper contacted police to advise he was the driver of the vehicle being sought and turned himself in.


  • Francis Chaulk, 47, City of Vaughan


  • Dangerous operation cause death
  • Dangerous operation cause bodily harm
  • Failure to stop after accident resulting in death
  • Failure to stop after accident resulting in bodily harm
  • Drive motor vehicle on highway while performing stunt (HTA)

Excessive speed has consistently been a contributing factor in many fatal collisions that have occurred on York Region roads. Street racers put themselves and unsuspecting road users at risk of death or serious injury when they choose to disobey traffic laws and drive without due care and control and with a disregard for public safety.

Call 911 if you see dangerous driving practices that could cause personal injury or loss of life. When contacting police, try to note the vehicle’s location, direction of travel, make, model, licence plate number and driver’s description.

York Regional Police is asking anyone with information to contact the Major Collision Investigation Unit by calling 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online.