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Man, 26, charged after hit-and-run collision in Mississauga leaves cyclist dead: police

A 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run collision in Mississauga, police say.

Peel Regional Police said on Aug. 23, at around 3:15 a.m., officers received a report of a collision on Airport Road near Morningstar Drive, involving a blue Mazda.

Police said the victim — a 22-year-old woman from Mississauga — was riding a bike headed north on Airport Road when she was struck, and the vehicle fled the scene.

“Officers located the vehicle unoccupied a short time later,” police said in a news release.

According to police, the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

“The victim was an exchange student studying in Canada for the last four months,” officers said.

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Police said on Thursday, a 26-year-old man was arrested and charged with dangerous operation causing death, failure to stop after an accident causing death, flight from a peace officer and driving a motor vehicle with and improper licence.

Officers said he was held for a bail hearing in Brampton and was remanded into custody until Sept. 15.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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