Truck driver may not face charges in deadly hit and run
Published Tuesday, January 5, 2016 5:30PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, January 6, 2016 6:53PM EST
Police have identified the driver in a deadly hit and run that saw a man in his 70s struck in the east end and dragged 30 metres by a Fed Ex truck.
The driver, however, may not face charges.
Police are investigating the fatal collision that happened Tuesday afternoon in the Mercier-Hochelaga Maisonneuve borough.
Around 3:25 p.m., a delivery truck was headed south on Honoré Beaugrand St. when it hit a pedestrian just after the Tellier St. intersection.
The truck did not stop and continued south on Honoré Beaugrand. The pedestrian, a man initially reported to be in his 50s but later discovered to be 76, was dragged 30 metres. He declared dead at the scene.
Police initially believed a Fed Ex delivery truck could have been involved, but after questioning the driver of that vehicle and examining his truck they determined it was not involved.
On Wednesday, police said they located the truck involved in the collision, and say that for now, he is not a suspect.
“There may be a possibility that the driver didn't know about the impact and continued his run without knowing someone was under his truck,” said Montreal police spokesperson Manuel Couture.
Police say the driver may have heard the impact, but not seen it with so many blind spots on the truck.
Police are asking anyone with information on the collision to call Info Crime at 514-393-1133.