|Images of Oliver Karafa from his modeling portfolio.|
PopGoesTheNews.com The teenager accused in the death of a Toronto personal trainer was a promising model.
Oliver Karafa, 19, was released on bail on Thursday — two days after a 2007 Land Rover went out of control and smashed into a pole in the early hours of the morning.
The passenger, 24-year-old personal trainer David Chiang, was killed instantly. Witnesses claim Karafa sat on the ground crying following the crash, which ripped the vehicle to pieces. He suffered only minor injuries.
The Slovakian teen, who reportedly got his G2 driver's license last November, was featured as one of the "New Faces" at B&M Models, a Toronto agency. His profile page was removed from the company's site following his arrest.
Karafa is charged with criminal negligence causing death, impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death. He was released Friday on $20,000 bail and ordered to comply with a long list of conditions, including not consuming alcohol or drugs. He can only leave his sister's apartment when accompanied by at least one of his three sureties (his parents Vojtech and Maria and sister Edita) except to attend school and is prohibited from riding in the front seat of a motor vehicle. Karafa is due back in court on May 1.
The tagline on Karafa's Twitter account, which has been deleted, read: "I love Jesus but I've learned a lot from Satan."
Last summer, John Tobin — who worked security at the Hazelton Hotel and served as a bodyguard to visiting celebrities like Justin Bieber — was sentenced to three years in prison and given a lifetime driving ban after a drunk driving accident in Ottawa that killed his friend. Tobin is the son of former Newfoundland premier Brian Tobin.