Driver charged after pedestrian fatally struck in Brampton

A 28 year old Avtar Dhammi has been arrested by Peel Regional Police’s homicide unit  in connection with a fatal pedestrian-involved collision in Brampton, early Sunday morning.

Avtar Dhammi, 38, of Brampton, was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the violent incident which occurred around 1:45 a.m. in the parking lot of the Karol Bagh Plaza, at the northeast corner of Torbram Road and Peter Robertson Boulevard.

Police said officers responded to a call about a pedestrian struck in the area of Torbram Road and Peter Robertson Boulevard.

Officers arrived on scene and found a 34-year-old man from Caledon in serious condition.Police said he was struck by a pickup truck which remained on scene.

The victim, whose name has yet to be released as investigators are still trying to notify next of kin, was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Major Collisions Bureau and forensic unit attended the scene and their investigation led them to believe the circumstances surrounding the collision were suspicious and the homicide unit took over the case.

More than a dozen police evidence markers were laid out across the plaza parking lot and forensic officers were combing through at least two vehicles. 

Avtar Dhammi, 38, of Brampton, was arrested the same day and charged with first-degree murder.

Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to call investigators at the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205 or anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).