The victim had only been married a week

A 23-year-old person has been accused in the association of a Brampton hit-and-run collision that claimed the life of a newlywed, according to Peel Regional Police.

Investigators said two vehicles crashed near the intersection of Highway 50 and Castlemore Road around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday.

A passenger in one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of a similar vehicle was transported to an injury focus with genuine yet non-hazardous wounds.

The passenger was later recognized by police as a 30-year-old woman from Newmarket. The driver of the vehicle was her better half, who police said is 31 years old.

The driver of the other vehicle associated in the deadly crash fled the scene on foot, police said.

On Tuesday, a suspect handed himself over to police regarding the crash.

Walid Wakeel, of Nobleton, has been charged with criminal negligence causing passing, criminal negligence causing real damage, failing to stay at the scene of an accident causing death, and failing to remain at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm.

Anyone with information is asked to call Peel police, Major Collision Bureau, at 905-453-3311, ext. 3710 or Peel Crime Stoppers anonymously at.1-800-222-8477.


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