Montreal police investigate fatal hit and run in Cote-des-Neiges
WATCH ABOVE: Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident on Queen Mary in Cote-des-Neiges, just a few feet away from Snowdon metro. Rachel Lau reports.
MONTREAL – Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident on Queen Mary in Cote-des-Neiges, just a few feet away from Snowdon metro.
The accident occurred near the corner of Westbury Avenue at about 10:40 p.m.
“Investigators are on site now to try and get some info from people around,” said Jean-Pierre Brabant, a spokesperson with the Montreal police.
“They’re going to be looking at video surveillance this morning to get more information on the vehicle.”
The 70-year-old woman was transported to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
According to police, the driver got out of the car, looked around for a few moments and then got back in the vehicle and drove away.
“We’re looking at an SUV that could be dark or black,” said Brabant.
“That’s the only information we have, according to witnesses, so that’s why we’re looking for the help of the population.”
According to Albert Barchichit, a close family friend, the woman was a Dollard-des-Ormeaux native.
“She was here two weeks ago, you know?” he said.
“It’s too bad when you know the people, it’s very bad?”
He said that she was eating dinner nearby and was probably on her way home when she was hit.
“I know her family very well. I have to call them,” he said.
“This lady, her husband passed away two years ago.”
Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 9-1-1 or Info-Crime at 514 393 1133.
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