La Sûreté du Québec announces two arrests on September 29 for hit and run that left a teenager dead

Sixteen-year-old victim was walking on Highway 335 in Saint-Lin-Laurentides in the Lanaudière region.

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The Sûreté du Québec announced Wednesday that it had made two arrests in connection with a fatal hit and escape on September 29 in Saint-Lin-Laurentides in the Lanaudière region.

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One of the suspects is a 20-year-old Terrebonne resident, while the other, 21, lives in Sainte-Sophie. Investigators believe one of the two was behind the wheel the night of the incident, although they have yet to determine which one.

The SQ said the couple were arrested without incident and will be questioned Wednesday by investigators from its felony division. They are then scheduled to appear by video conference in Joliette court to face charges that have yet to be determined.

The incident occurred around 8 pm while the 16-year-old victim was walking down Highway 335. The driver of the car did not stop after the impact occurred.

Approximately 48 hours after the incident, the SQ released a video showing a pale-colored Chevrolet Silverado with what appeared to be possible damage to one of its headlights. The vehicle was equipped with dual sets of tires, roof lights, and a rear towing system.

A day later, the provincial police seized a vehicle similar to the one wanted.

On Wednesday, the SQ could not immediately confirm whether there was a link between the vehicle and the arrests.

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