Impaired driving causing death charge laid after pedestrian killed in Mississauga

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Published November 10, 2023 at 4:46 pm

Charges laid against Mississauga man in Aug. 25, 2023 pedestrian fatality.
(Photo: Peel Regional Police)

A man facing multiple charges after a 55-year-old woman was struck by a pickup truck and killed while walking across a busy Mississauga street is alleged by police to have been more than two times over the legal limit of alcohol at the time of the fatal collision.

Investigators with the Peel Regional Police Major Collision Bureau also allege that the eastbound pickup was travelling at nearly double the posted speed limit on Central Parkway East when it struck the woman and a man at Hurontario Street just after 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 25.

The man suffered “life-altering injuries,” according to police, while the driver of the white pickup truck was treated for less serious injuries.

After striking the two pedestrians, the pickup then collided with a tree.

“The driver is alleged to have had a blood alcohol content that was over twice the legal limit, and that he was travelling nearly twice the posted speed limit,” Peel police said in a news release on Friday.

Police made an arrest on Oct. 31.

Justin Partridge, 24, of Mississauga, is charged with:

  • dangerous operation causing bodily harm
  • dangerous operation causing death
  • operation while impaired causing bodily harm (alcohol)
  • operation while impaired causing death (alcohol)
  • operation while impaired (Blood Alcohol Concentration)

He’s scheduled to appear in Brampton court next week.

“This case speaks to the complexity and time required to conduct thorough major collision investigations,” Peel Insp. Tim Nagtegaal, of Road Safety Services, said in the news release. “MCB investigators use a variety of investigative techniques and the latest technology to determine the cause of collisions.”

Police would still like to speak with anyone who witnessed the collision on Aug. 25. They’re urged to call police at 905-453–2121, ext. 3710, or Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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