Man surrenders in fatal hit and run

Chandrowtie Basdeo, 82, died in a possible hit-and-run on Hwy. 400 early Thursday. Family noticed...

Chandrowtie Basdeo, 82, died in a possible hit-and-run on Hwy. 400 early Thursday. Family noticed the elderly woman missing from her nearby Vaughan home around 10 p.m. Wednesday. (MATT INGRAM/Toronto Sun)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:02 AM ET

TORONTO - AURORA, Ont. -- A man surrendered to police on Thursday after an 82-year-old woman pedestrian was struck and killed on Hwy. 400.

Family noticed Chandrowtie Basdeo, 82, missing from her nearby Vaughan home, just north of Toronto, around 10 p.m., Wednesday and was reported missing to police around 4:45 a.m., Thursday.

"It appears she wandered into the right (southbound) lane of the highway, where she was struck," OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said.

Basdeo's body was found on the shoulder of the highway around 4:20 a.m., police said.

"The driver would have felt the impact, but because it was still dark out, may not have realized they hit a person," Schmidt said.

Police were looking for the driver of a grey 2010 Ford Escape with a broken passenger-side mirror before a 40-year-old Bradford, Ont., man turned himself into police Thursday afternoon.

The man was charged with failing to stop at the scene of a motor vehicle collision involving death. He is scheduled for court on Friday.


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