A Nobleton man has been found guilty of dangerous driving and fleeing the scene of a fatal collision in Brampton that took the life of a newlywed and severely injured her husband.

Walid Wakeel was found guilty of dangerous driving causing death, dangerous driving causing bodily harm and two counts of fleeing the scene of the crash to avoid liability on May 10.

On Oct. 21, 2018, a white Audi was driving through the intersection of Highway 50 and Castlemore Road in Brampton when it collided with a grey Honda Civic, with 30-year-old Anam Laiq-Virpal and her husband, Mandeep Virpal, inside.

The pair had been married just a week prior and were set to leave on their honeymoon the next day.

Laiq-Virpal was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband was trapped inside the car with two broken legs and a fractured wrist. He spent two months in Sunnybrook Hospital recovering from his injuries.

Several witnesses gave statements to the court, saying that they saw the white Audi run a red light and it was at a high rate of speed before crashing into the Honda.

Two witnesses said that they spoke to the driver as he exited the car and he asked them not to call the police.

Witnesses told the court he then made a phone call, someone came and picked him up and left the scene.

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According to the decision released by Justice Irving Andre, it was the following day that Wakeel turned himself in to police.

Wakeel’s lawyer, Gregory LaFontaine called an accident reconstructionist as a witness, who said that the Audi was travelling much slower than 113 km/h through the intersection, which is what police investigators claimed.

The reconstructionist said that the Honda was going faster than the Audi but could not say for certain how fast the Audi was going.

“Based on the totality of the evidence I accept, I find as a fact that the Audi accelerated before entering the intersection and travelled at a speed of at least 100 km/h when it struck the Honda,” said the judge.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Aug. 9.