An arrest has been made in the tragic hit-and-run accident that killed a 35-year-old man in Mississauga in December.
Suresh Tharmakulasingam, 35, was crossing Dundas Street, west of Dixie Road, in a southbound manner around 9:15 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2021.
He had just left a restaurant and was walking back to his tractor trailer, which he had left parked across the road, according to Peel Regional Police.
He was struck by a 2008- 2012 black Ford Escape SUV as he reached the eastbound curb lane.
The driver of the vehicle fled the scene without stopping, police said.
Tharmakulasingam was rushed to a trauma centre with life-threatening injuries. He died in hospital several days later on Dec. 24.
Investigators announced Friday that they made an arrest in the case on May 12 in collaboration with Toronto police.
Police said 38-year-old Luke Conklin of Toronto has now been charged with failure to stop after an accident resulting in death.
He is scheduled to make a court appearance in Brampton on July 25.
Police also said the vehicle believed to have been involved in the collision has been recovered.
Source_ The Canadian Press