05/06/2014 06:06 EDT | Updated 07/06/2014 05:59 EDT

Driver charged in connection with deaths of 2 pedestrians

Carl Ross, 32, was charged in a Montreal courtroom in connection with the deaths of two pedestrians last week.

Ross was charged with dangerous driving causing death after a collision on Friday on Sherbrooke Street East, at

the intersection of Dickson Street.

Witnesses told police they saw the accused driving at a very high speed just before the crash.

Police say his car hit the car in front of him which, in turn, hit the two pedestrians who were waiting for a bus.

The man, 37, and woman, 51, were thrown several metres.

They were pronounced dead in hospital.