Police urge driver in fatal Mississauga hit-and-run to turn themselves in

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Published December 24, 2021 at 4:48 pm

Police in Mississauga are asking the public to help locate a vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run.

On Dec. 17 around 9:15 p.m., police say a 35-year-old man was struck by a vehicle in front of a gas station on Dudas St. East just west of Dixie Rd.

The man was reportedly crossing Dixie Rd. midway through the block when he was struck by a vehicle travelling eastbound along Dundas St. in  the curb lane.

Police say the driver took off after the crash without giving any assistance to the victim.

The injured man was transported to a trauma centre in life-threatening condition and died in hospital a week later.

Investigators say the suspect vehicle is a dark coloured 2008-2012 Ford Escape which may have front-end damage as a result of the collision. Police have realised an example picture of the type of vehicle believed to be involved with a crash and are asking the public to help identify the driver.

Investigators are encouraging the driver to consult with a lawyer and turn themselves in to police.

Any witnesses anyone who may have dash camera footage or any information on the collision or the suspect are asked to contact the Peel Regional Police at  (905) 453–2121 ext. 3710.

You can also contact Peel Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting https://peelcrimestoppers.ca/.

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