Arrest made in fatal Mississauga hit-and-run – CBC.ca

Arrest made in fatal Mississauga hit-and-run - CBC.ca
Police make arrest in Mississauga hit-and-run
Police have made an arrest in a hit-and-run collision in Mississauga that left a 75-year-old woman dead.

Rafaela Piedrasanta was crossing the street at the corner of Elia Avenue and Sorrento Drive on Wednesday evening when she was struck by a white pickup truck.

This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distribution to colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire about permissions/licensing, please go to: www.TorontoStarReprints.com

Arrest made in Mississauga hit-and-run that left 75-year-old woman dead

Peel regional police say they recovered the vehicle involved in the collision on Thursday and arrested a 37-year-old man.

He is set to appear in court in Brampton on Friday to face a charge of failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing death.

Police have made an arrest in connection with a deadly hit-and-run in Mississauga earlier this week.

Rafaela Piedrasanta, 75, was crossing Elia Avenue at Sorrento Drive shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday when she was struck by a pick-up truck that was turning right.

Following the collision police released the make, model year and licence plate of the suspect vehicle as they made a public appeal for information.

A suspect, identified as 37-year-old Mississauga resident Seyenthan Sivakumaran, was then taken into custody sometime on Thursday.

He is charged with failure to stop at the scene of an accident causing death and is expected to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton today.