Death of 19-year-old woman in Mississauga hit-and-run leads to arrest of Brampton man

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Published November 29, 2022 at 8:57 pm

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A fatal hit-and-run crash in Mississauga has led to an arrest.

Around 5 p.m. on October 13, a woman, 19, was crossing the street at Tomken Rd. and Britannia Rd., a commercial zone in the city’s northern reaches.

As she walked through the crosswalk, she was struck by a car, alleged to be a light-coloured older SUV. Police allege the driver continued to speed away from the intersection without stopping or helping the woman.

She later died from her injuries.

Peel Regional Police launched a “lengthy” investigation into the crash. On November 28 they arrested Claude Martin, 70, of Brampton. He was charged with failure to remain after a crash resulting in death.

He will appear in a Brampton courtroom on January 9.

“With the recent uptick in fatal pedestrian accidents, Peel Regional Police would like to remind all road users to be alert and pay full attention while using our roadways.  Motorists are asked to remain vigilant at intersections with pedestrian crossings,” police said.

“Pedestrians are asked to avoid crossing mid-block; and to cross at intersections and obey all traffic controls,” they continued.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run can call Peel police at 905-453-2121, ext. 3710 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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