Multiple people charged in connection with fatal downtown hit and run

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Police seized a white Mercedes in connection with a fatal hit and run in downtown Toronto last week. Investigators announced Wednesday they have made arrests, with more expected. (Toronto Police Service - image credit)
Police seized a white Mercedes in connection with a fatal hit and run in downtown Toronto last week. Investigators announced Wednesday they have made arrests, with more expected. (Toronto Police Service - image credit)

Four men are now facing charges in connection with the hit and run death of a 30-year-old woman in downtown Toronto last week, with more arrests expected, police say.

In a news release issued Wednesday, police said a 42-year-old Toronto man, who investigators believe was the driver of the car on April 14, surrendered himself on Tuesday.

He is now facing charges of dangerous operation of a conveyance causing death, failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing death, public mischief and obstructing police. He appeared in court Wednesday morning.

Additionally, police say they have made three other arrests: a 41-year-old Toronto man, a 44-year-old man from Mississauga, and another Toronto man, 37.

All three were charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing death, public mischief and obstructing police. They also appeared in court Wednesday morning.

Police say the investigation is ongoing, and officers believe there are several other people who helped the driver after the crash. "Subsequent arrests are anticipated," the news release reads.

The victim was struck in the early morning hours in the area of Spadina Avenue and King Street West. She died in hospital. CBC News is withholding her name due to a publication ban sought by the Crown in the case.

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