Blue Line

News
Montreal police arrest suspect in fatal hit and run of 81-year-old woman


February 18, 2021
By Canadian Press

Feb. 18, 2021 – Montreal police have arrested a man in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of an 81-year-old woman last August.

They say 53-year-old Sylvain Labelle was arrested Feb. 10 and charged a day later with failure to stop following an accident causing death.

Police say the woman was struck by a white van while she was crossing Sherbrooke Street east of downtown on Aug. 31.

The driver allegedly stopped briefly but then drove away without helping the unconscious victim.

Advertisment

Police say it took a number of different steps to track down the suspect, who was arrested at home.

The news release did not specify Labelle’s next court date.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 18, 2021.


Print this page

Related



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*