Police publish photos of suspicious vehicles in hit and run

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Windsor Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two vehicles of interest following a hit and run downtown that killed an elderly man.

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Surveillance footage captured two vehicles heading south on Janette Avenue in the time frame of the collision, which police believe occurred between 6:45 and 7:15 a.m. Friday.

The first vehicle is described as a dark-colored compact SUV and the second as a dark-colored SUV possibly similar to a Jeep.

The vehicle involved is likely damaged.

Police officers from the Accident Reconstruction Unit investigate at the intersection of Janette Avenue and Elliott Street West after a man with life-threatening injuries was found on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.
Police officers from the Accident Reconstruction Unit investigate at the intersection of Janette Avenue and Elliott Street West after a man with life-threatening injuries was found on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Photo by Dax Melmer /Windsor Star

Shortly after 7 a.m. Friday, patrol officers were called to the area of ​​Janette Avenue and Elliott Street West for a report of a person lying on the road.

Officers found an elderly man with life-threatening injuries. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Bags of groceries, produce, a hand cart and shoes remained on the road after the collision while police investigated.

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Police officers from the Accident Reconstruction Unit investigate at the intersection of Janette Avenue and Elliott Street West after a man with life-threatening injuries was found on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.
Police officers from the Accident Reconstruction Unit investigate at the intersection of Janette Avenue and Elliott Street West after a man with life-threatening injuries was found on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Photo by Dax Melmer /Windsor Star

Anyone who recognizes any of the vehicles is urged to contact the investigators. The police also ask the drivers of the vehicles to contact them.

Residents, business owners, and anyone who was in the area at the time of the hit-and-run are asked to check their security cameras or dash cameras for footage that could aid the investigation.

Anyone with information should contact Windsor Police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830 or ext. 4000 if you call after hours. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or www.catchcrooks.com .

Police officers from the Accident Reconstruction Unit investigate at the intersection of Janette Avenue and Elliott Street West after a man with life-threatening injuries was found on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.
Police officers from the Accident Reconstruction Unit investigate at the intersection of Janette Avenue and Elliott Street West after a man with life-threatening injuries was found on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Photo by Dax Melmer /Windsor Star
Police officers from the Accident Reconstruction Unit investigate at the intersection of Janette Avenue and Elliott Street West after a man with life-threatening injuries was found on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.
Police officers from the Accident Reconstruction Unit investigate at the intersection of Janette Avenue and Elliott Street West after a man with life-threatening injuries was found on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Photo by Dax Melmer /Windsor Star

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