Man arrested after pedestrian, 75, killed in Mississauga hit-and-run: police

Police said the victim, Rafaela Piedrasanta, died in hospital.
Police said the victim, Rafaela Piedrasanta, died in hospital. Global News

Investigators with Peel Regional Police say they have recovered the vehicle and arrested a man involved in a hit-and-run that killed a 75-year-old woman on Wednesday afternoon.

Police said 37-year-old Seyenthan Sivakumaran was charged with ‘failure to stop at a scene of an accident causing death.’ Sivakumaran is set to appear for a bail hearing Friday at a Brampton courthouse.

Police said emergency crews were called to the Sorrento Drive and Elia Avenue area, near Hurontario Street and Highway 403, at 5:10 p.m. with reports a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.

A spokesperson for Peel Paramedics told Global News the woman, who is believed to be 70 years old, was taken to a local hospital without vital signs.

Officers said the woman was pronounced dead in hospital. She was later identified as Mississauga resident Rafaela Piedrasanta.

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In an update Wednesday evening, police said the vehicle involved was described as a white, four-door pickup truck with a white box in the back. Investigators said part of the licence plate is AV2.

Officers closed roads in the area in order for investigators to gather evidence.