New Details Released in Fatal Fail to Remain Investigation

Posted On Thursday January 13, 2022

Region of Peel– Investigators from the Major Collision Bureau have narrowed down the colour of the suspect vehicle involved in a fatal Fail to Remain collision in Mississauga that resulted in the death of a 35-year-old Markham man.

On Friday, December 17, 2021, at approximately 9:15 p.m., the victim, 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 of eastbound traffic, he was struck by a 2008-2012 Black Ford Escape SUV.

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.

The suspect vehicle should have front-end damage as a result of the collision. A photo of the victim and a similar image of the suspect vehicle can be viewed at .

Investigators are encouraging the driver to consult with a lawyer and turn themselves in to police. 

Investigators and family members are appealing for any further witnesses to this collision or anyone who may have dash camera footage between 9:00 p.m. and 9:20 p.m. or any information on the suspect or suspect vehicle to call 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

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