Arrest made after elderly woman struck and killed in Mississauga – CityNews

Arrest made after elderly woman struck and killed in Mississauga - CityNews
Woman killed after hit-and-run in Mississauga
Police have arrested a 37-year-old Mississauga man in connection with a hit-and-run death on Wednesday.

Rafaela Piedrasanta, 75, of Mississauga was walking from the south side of Elia Avenue to the north side of the street at Sorrento Drive when she was struck by a white truck that was turning right just after 5 p.m.

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 driver failed to remain on the scene but through video surveillance in the area, they identified the vehicle as a white 2018 Ford pick-up truck with four doors and a white Leer cap on the box.

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."

Thursday afternoon, police said the vehicle had been found and taken to the Centre of Forensic Science for processing.

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

Late Thursday night, 37-year-old Seyenthan Sivakumaran was arrested and charged with failure to stop at a scene of an accident causing death.

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Hit and run drivers should automatically lose their license upon conviction for good. The government says having a drivers license is a privilege yet their actions show otherwise.

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