Peel police seek information after Mississauga hit-and-run kills 35-year-old man

Peel Regional Police say they’re looking to the public for information after a hit-and-run in Mississauga left a 35-year-old man dead.

Police said in a news release that the collision happened in front of a gas station on Dundas Street East just west of Dixie Road on Dec. 17 around 9:15 p.m.

The statement said the victim was crossing mid-block from the north side of Dundas to the south side when he was hit by a vehicle that was in the curb lane, heading east on Dundas.

Police said the driver left the scene without stopping or offering any assistance to the victim.

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The victim was taken to a trauma centre in life-threatening condition and died Friday.

Police said investigators identified the suspect vehicle as a dark-coloured 2008-2012 Ford Escape, which may have front-end damage.

“Investigators are encouraging the driver to consult with a lawyer and turn themselves in to police,” the statement said.

Any witnesses, anyone with dash-cam footage, and anyone with information on the suspect or suspect vehicle is being asked to contact police at 905-453–2121 ext. 3710 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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