Four people charged in Mississauga pedestrian ‘fail to remain’ fatality

PEEL Regional Police investigators from the Major Collision Bureau have charged four people in Mississauga’s most recent fatal fail to remain collision.

On Thursday, February 15, at approximately 8:40 p.m., the victim, a 61-year-old female from Mississauga, was struck by a south bound vehicle as she was crossing Mavis Road in the area of Knotty Pine Grove in the City of Mississauga. The vehicle did not remain and the victim, having suffered major injuries, was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Saturday, February 17, shortly before 7 p.m., Satchithanantha Vaithilingam, a 60-year-old male from Brampton, and the driver believed to be responsible in this incident, surrendered to police at 22 Division. Vaithilingam has since been charged with ‘fail to remain cause death.’

Hivissa Satchithananthan, a 25-year-old female from Brampton, Shajeetha Satchithananthan, a 28 year-old female from Brampton, and Gowtham Satkunarajah, a 28-year-old male from Brampton, have each been charged with accessory after the fact in relation to this incident.

Vaithilingam will answer to his charge on March 12. Hivissa Satchithananthan, Shajeetha Satchithananthan and Gowtham Satkunarajah will answer to their charges on Monday, March 26 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, have dashboard video footage of the incident or who may have any information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators with the Major Collision Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3710. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting  www.peelcrimestoppers.ca or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word ‘PEEL’ and then your tip.

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