They've killed two innocent people. I hope they get severe punishment for this.
Two brothers in their 20s have been charged with criminal negligence causing death after a seven-vehicle crash that killed two women in Brampton, northwest of Toronto.
Police say two men were each driving a car south on Highway 50, toward Mayfield Road, north of Major MacKenzie Drive before the crash.
They say it appears one of the cars, an Audi, went out of control and slammed into a Pontiac Grand Am carrying 49-year-old Cynthia Dougherty of Palgrave, Ont., and 44-year-old Maria Dalsass of Beeton, Ont.
Witnesses told police they saw two vehicles speeding before one of them careered across the road just after noon.
The collision set off a chain reaction, said Const. Adam Minnion of Peel Regional Police.
The Grand Am, also travelling south at the time of the accident, was left smashed on all sides, police said. Both women were pronounced dead at the scene.
Drivers and passengers of the other cars were treated for minor injuries on the scene. The two men who were charged were not injured.
Minnion said it was "quite astonishing" that more people were not hurt, considering the seriousness of the crash.
Steven Machado, 22, and his brother Brian, 27, both of Mississauga, were taken into custody. A bail hearing was scheduled Sunday.
Police seized two vehicles, a badly damaged Audi and a BMW, under Ontario's new street racing laws, applied to drivers travelling more than 50 km/h over the speed limit.