Police try to identify man killed in downtown hit-and-run

Police have arrested a suspect and are currently working to identify a man killed in a downtown hit and run Toronto earlier this week.

Toronto police were called to Yonge and College streets around 4:20 a.m. Monday to reports of a collision.

Upon arrival, they spotted a man lying in the intersection. The victim was taken to hospital in critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police say the victim, a man in his 40s, was lying on the roadway before the crash. A dark colored Honda Civic traveling southbound on Yonge Street struck the man as he lay in the street.

The car immediately fled.

Police arrested Abdikdir Mohamed Ibrahim, 30, of Toronto, on Thursday and charged him with failing to stop at the scene of an accident and dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death.

Investigators have been unable to identify the deceased victim and have released an artist’s rendering in the hope that someone will recognize him.

He is described as being five-foot-nine and weighing 172 pounds, with an average build and curly gray and black hair.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.


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