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Police make arrest in fatal Richmond Hill hit-and-run; SIU probe continues

RCMP cordon off a crime scene using police tape.


York Regional Police have made an arrest following a fatal hit-and-run collision in Richmond Hill, north of Toronto.

A 53-year-old man is facing numerous charges after a Mercedes struck and killed a 30-year-old pedestrian on Yonge Street south of King Road early Thursday morning.

The driver of another vehicle, that also apparently hit the man, stopped and called police, but authorities say it is not yet clear how many vehicles struck the man.

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A police cruiser responding to the scene also came in contact with the man and the province's Special Investigations Unit has been called in the probe the incident.

The original suspect in the collision, Choo-Beng Quah, surrendered himself to police Thursday night.

Charges against him include fail to stop, and fail to stop causing death.

Police have not identified the victim, who was declared dead at the scene.

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