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Street racer apologizes in court, calls himself a ‘murderer’

BARRIE, Ont. -- One of the drivers accused of street racing which lead to the wreck that cost trucker David Virgoe ...


BARRIE, Ont. — One of the drivers accused of street racing which lead to the wreck that cost trucker David Virgoe his life last summer, appeared in court yesterday, where he apologized to Virgoe’s family and labeled himself a “murderer.”

A report in the Toronto Star quoted Nauman Nusrat, 20, as saying “I am ashamed and embarrassed. I call myself a murderer, a sinner.”

Nusrat, who has been in jail since the June 18, 2007 crash, plead guilty to criminal negligence by way of street racing causing death, driving without insurance and insurance document forgery. Virgoe was lauded as a hero following the accident. He reportedly steered his truck out of the path of oncoming traffic and into the ditch, where he died.

Two other young men charged in relation to the accident still await their day in court. The Crown is seeking two more years of imprisonment for Nusrat.

Members of Virgoe’s family also appeared in Court, including his mother who attended with an urn containing his ashes.

“I brought it because I wanted David to have his day in court,” she told reporters.


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