Elderly woman struck and killed in Mississauga, truck recovered – CityNews

Elderly woman struck and killed in Mississauga, truck recovered - CityNews
Mississauga hit-and-run leaves 75-year-old female pedestrian dead
The incident happened just after 5 p.m. at the intersection of Sorrento Drive and Elia Avenue, near Eglinton Avenue and Hurontario Street.

Police say the woman, who has been identified as Rafaela Piedrasanta, of Mississauga, was walking from the south side of Elia Avenue to the north side of Elia Avenue at Sorrento Drive when she was struck by a white truck that was turning right.

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.

Paramedics say the woman was transported to hospital without vital signs, where she died of her injuries.

Through video surveillance in the area, they have identified the vehicle as a white 2018 Ford pick-up truck with four doors and a white Leer cap on the box. The vehicle licence plate is AV27643.

Thursday afternoon, police said the vehicle had been found and taken to the Centre of Forensic Science for processing. No word on any arrest or charges at this point.

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Pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the local hospital. No gender or age released pending next of kin notification. No description of the suspect vehicle is available. Intersection remains closed for the investigation.

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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.

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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.

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A spokesperson for Peel Paramedics told Global News the woman, who is believed to be 70 years old, was taken to a local hospital without vital signs.

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.

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."