Arrest Made in Fatal Fail to Remain Investigation

Posted On Friday May 13, 2022

Region of Peel– Investigators from the Major Collision Bureau have arrested and charged a Toronto man for a fatal Fail to Remain collision that occurred Mississauga in December of 2021.

It was reported that on Friday, December 17, 2021, at approximately 9:15 p.m., the victim, 35-year old Suresh Tharmakulasingam was crossing mid-block in a southward direction across Dundas Street, west of Dixie Road in Mississauga. Suresh had just left a restaurant and was attempting to walk back to his tractor trailer, which he had parked at a gas station across the road. As he reached the curb lane for eastbound traffic, he was struck by a 2008-2012 Black Ford Escape SUV.

It is alleged that the driver of this vehicle left the scene without stopping or rendering any assistance to the victim. The victim was transported to a trauma centre in life-threatening condition. On Friday, December 24, 2021, the victim succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, in collaboration with the Toronto Police Service, investigators with the Major Collision Bureau arrested and charged Luke Conklin, a 38-year-old man from Toronto with Failure to Stop After Accident Resulting in Death. He is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on July 25, 2022. The vehicle believed to have been involved in this collision, has been identified and recovered.

Anyone with information on the incident are encouraged to contact investigators with the Major Collision Bureau at  (905) 453–2121, ext. 3710.  Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting https://peelcrimestoppers.ca/.

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N/R # 21-330.2
Inc. #21-0423136

 

 

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