February 22nd, 2024

Two people struck and killed by speeding driver in Montreal, 23-year-old man arrested

By The Canadian Press on January 1, 2024.

Montreal police say they’ve arrested a man who allegedly struck and killed two people with his car before fleeing the scene early this morning.

Police spokeswoman Const. Caroline Chèvrefils alleges the driver was travelling at high speed when he struck the two pedestrians in Montreal’s northern Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough shortly after 1 a.m.

Police say the suspect then fled the scene in his vehicle, but travelled only a few blocks before getting out and continuing his flight on foot.

Chèvrefils says he was then tracked down by a police dog.

She says the 23-year-old driver was arrested and taken to hospital.

Chèvrefils says the two pedestrians were declared dead on the scene and their identities have not yet been established.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 1, 2024.

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