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Woman in wheelchair dies after Mississauga hit-and-run, police say

45-year-old woman using mobility scooter killed in Mississauga hit-and-run: police
WATCH ABOVE: Neighbours have identified the victim as Penny Cousard and Peel Regional Police are now looking for the driver who fled the scene. Kamil Karamali has more.

Peel police say a 45-year-old woman in a wheelchair has died after being struck by a vehicle that fled the area in Mississauga Friday morning.

Emergency crews were called to Dixie Road and Lakeshore Road East for reports of a collision a little after 6:30 a.m.

“We believe the victim had been operating a motorized scooter northbound on Dixie Road in the bike lane,” said Peel Regional Police Const. Heather Cannon.

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The woman, who was later identified as Penny Cousard, died at the scene.

Police are canvassing the area for surveillance video and are looking for a 2014 black Honda Civic with the Ontario licence CKCX 123 with damage to its front right side.

The northbound lanes on Dixie Road have been closed for the police investigation.

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