Police search for white pickup truck in connection to fatal Mississauga hit and run – CBC.ca

Police search for white pickup truck in connection to fatal Mississauga hit and run - CBC.ca
Mississauga hit-and-run leaves 75-year-old female pedestrian dead
Peel police are searching for a white pickup truck in connection with a fatal hit and run in Mississauga on Wednesday afternoon. 

Rafaela Piedrasanta, 75, was struck in the intersection of Sorrento Drive and Elia Avenue just after 5 p.m., police said. She was transported to hospital where she died of her injuries. 

According to police, Piedrasanta was walking from the southside of Elia Avenue to the northside when she was hit by a driver turning right at the corner. 

In an update Wednesday evening, police said the vehicle involved was described as a white, four-door pickup truck with a white box in the back. Investigators said part of the licence plate is AV2.

The driver was behind the wheel of a white, four-door Ford pickup truck with licence plate number AV27643, police said. The truck had a white Leer cap on the box. 

Police said emergency crews were called to the Sorrento Drive and Elia Avenue area, near Hurontario Street and Highway 403, at 5:10 p.m. with reports a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.

The collision was captured on video and now investigators are appealing for anyone with information about the location of the vehicle to contact police or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers. 

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A 75-year-old female pedestrian is dead following a hit-and-run in Mississauga on Wednesday evening, Peel Regional Police said.

There are a number of witnesses we will be speaking to and we will be canvassing surrounding businesses and asking residents for any video to help us establish the vehicles that were in the area at the time, Const. Iryna Yashnyk said.

There are a number of witnesses we will be speaking to and we will be canvassing surrounding businesses and asking residents for any video to help us establish the vehicles that were in the area at the time, Const. Iryna Yashnyk said.

The suspect vehicle has been described by officers only as a white four-door pickup truck with a white box in the back. Police said it has the partial licence plate "AV2."

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