Montreal police offering up to $3K for info leading to arrest in fatal hit and run

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Andrea Howick has the Global News Morning headlines for Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Montreal police are asking for the public’s help in connection with a fatal hit and run in the Ville-Marie borough late last week.

A reward of up to $3,000 is being offered for any information that could lead to the arrest of a suspect or suspects in the incident that occurred last Sunday.

A skateboarder was struck by a driver in a vehicle around 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of De Lorimier Avenue and Ste-Catherine Street.

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The victim, a 21-year-old man, was rushed to hospital. He died from his injuries the following day.

Police say the victim was hit by a black Jeep Cherokee and the driver allegedly fled the scene. The vehicle was later found abandoned on Sicard Street in the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough.

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Anyone with information is being asked to call 911 or contact their local police station.

It is also possible to file a report anonymously and confidentially through Info-Crime Montreal at 514-393-1133 or online.

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