Ontario truck driver charged in Quebec in connection with fatal hit and run

MONTREAL — A truck driver from Brampton, Ont., is facing four charges related to a fatal hit and run south of Montreal last August.

Harmandeep Singh, 23, was charged Thursday with hit and run after causing the death of one person, two of hit and run after causing bodily harm to two people, and one of hit and run involving a fourth person.

Quebec provincial police arrested Singh at Montreal's Trudeau airport when he returned from India on Wednesday.

He will have a bail hearing Friday.

A 21-year-old Mexican national vacationing in Quebec was killed in the collision on eastbound Highway 30 in Brossard on Aug. 3.

A tractor-trailer struck the vehicle at about 1 a.m., causing it to hit a lamppost, before it drove away. The victim was a passenger in the back seat.

The suspect's vehicle was found a day later in the Montreal borough of Lachine and a warrant was issued shortly after.

Police spokeswoman Joyce Kemp said Singh was aware he would be arrested upon landing in Montreal.

"There had been contact between the police officers and the suspect before he returned to Canada," Kemp said.

The Canadian Press

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