Brampton truck driver arrested in Montreal for fatal hit and run in Brossard, Que.

Published on : January 13, 2018 3:16 am




Harmandeep Singh, 23 is facing four charges including hit and run causing death. 

A truck driver from Brampton, Ont., Harmandeep Singh, 23 has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run south of Montreal last August. A 21-year-old Mexican national vacationing in Quebec was killed in the collision on eastbound Highway 30 in Brossard on Aug. 3, 2017.

He was charged this afternoon with hit and run after causing the death of one person, two of hit and run after causing bodily harm to two people, and one of hit and run involving a fourth person.

Quebec provincial police arrested Singh at Montreal’s Trudeau airport when he returned from India on Wednesday.He will have a bail hearing Friday.

A 21-year-old Mexican national vacationing in Quebec was killed in the collision on eastbound Highway 30 in Brossard on Aug. 3.

A tractor-trailer struck the vehicle at about 1 a.m., causing it to hit a lamppost, before it drove away. The victim was a passenger in the back seat.

The suspect’s vehicle was found a day later in the Montreal borough of Lachine and a warrant was issued shortly after.

Police spokesperson Joyce Kemp said Singh was aware he would be arrested upon landing in Montreal.

Kemp said, “There had been contact between the police officers and the suspect before he returned to Canada.”