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Man arrested in 'deliberate' fatal hit-and-run in Port Lands

Last Updated Jul 22, 2021 at 1:08 pm EDT

Toronto police arrested Robert Cada, 32, in connection with a fatal "deliberate" hit-and-run in the Port Lands. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

Toronto police have arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with an alleged “deliberate” fatal hit-and-run in the Port Lands earlier this week.

Police said they were called just after 9 p.m. Tuesday to the Polson and Cherry Streets area for a report that a pedestrian had been struck by a truck.

When officers arrived, one of the victims had no vital signs and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The victim has since been identified by police as Jamil Nazarali, 25, of Uxbridge.

A second person that police said was also struck by the vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the truck that police allege was involved in the collision had already fled the scene when emergency services had arrived.

Investigators said there was an argument prior to the collision and one man allegedly got into a pick-up truck and “deliberately struck the pedestrian.”

Following an investigation, police obtained an arrest warrant for Robert Cada, from Toronto, for second-degree murder and attempted murder. He surrendered to police on Wednesday.

A memorial has been started close to the site where the incident occurred.