May 03, 2019
By Maria Madden
Police have made an arrest in connection with a deadly hit-and-run in Mississauga.
75-year-old Rafaela Piedrasanta, was crossing Elia Avenue at Sorrento Drive shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday when she was struck by a pick-up truck that then fled the scene.
Piedrasanta was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.
Following the collision, Peel police released the make, model year and licence plate of the suspect vehicle as they made a public appeal for information.
37-year-old Mississauga resident Seyenthan Sivakumaran has been taken into custody following that appeal and has been charged with failure to stop at the scene of an accident causing death.