Suspects sought after stolen SUV evades checkpoint, hits pedestrian

Police are asking the public for help identifying suspects after a car struck and killed a pedestrian while evading a DUI spot-check in Guelph, Ont.

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According to the Guelph Police Service, an SUV approached a police RIDE check at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, but rather than slowing to a stop, the driver took off.

From there, witnesses say the car rammed into a hydro pole, knocking out power on the street.

Then, the SUV rolled over and struck a 24-year-old woman near the intersection of Charles Street and Woolwich Street, Guelph Police Service Const. Mike Gatto told CTV Kitchener.

Police found the car, which had been reported stolen earlier that night, more than a kilometre north of the checkpoint.

But the driver was gone.

Emergency crews rushed the pedestrian to hospital in critical condition, and she died later that night.

Now, police are searching for the driver and other suspects they believe were in the car at the time.

"We want to know who these people are. We believe there was more than one occupant in the vehicle," Gatto said. "We believe someone out there knows who these people are and we need their help."

In a press release, the Guelph Police Service says suspects fled the vehicle on foot.

It also says that, because of the severity of the crash, the suspects may be injured.

Ontario's special investigations unit is also investigating the incident.

Jason Gennaro, an SIU spokesperson, said the unit has six investigators and three forensic investigators all probing the fatal collision.

Anybody with information on the incident is asked to contact Guelph Police Sgt. Tina Ryan at 519-824-1212 ext. 7329, or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

With files from The Canadian Press and CTV Kitchener



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