Indian origin Brampton truck driver arrested at Montreal airport

Ontario truck driver arrested in Quebec in connection with fatal hit and run
An Air Transat Airbus A330 lands at Montreal's Trudeau Airport, Sunday, July 31, 2016. A federal agency is ordering Air Transat to cover out-of-pocket expenses for passengers caught in an hours-long tarmac delay this summer as part of a ruling that lays blame solely for the fiasco on the airline. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

MONTREAL _ A truck driver from Brampton, Ont., has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run south of Montreal last August.

Harmandeep Singh, 23, was arrested by Quebec provincial police at Montreal’s Trudeau airport when he returned from India on Wednesday.

A spokeswoman said he was questioned by investigators and is expected to appear in court later Thursday in Longueuil, Que., to face four charges including hit and run causing death.

A 21-year-old Mexican national vacationing in Quebec was killed in the collision on eastbound Highway 30 in Brossard on Aug. 3.

A tractor-trailer struck the vehicle at about 1 a.m., causing it to hit a lamppost, before driving away.

The victim was a passenger in the back seat.

Three other occupants _ all members of the same family _ suffered injuries that were considered serious but not life-threatening.

The suspect’s vehicle was found a day later in the Montreal borough of Lachine and a warrant was issued shortly after.

Police spokeswoman Joyce Kemp said Singh was aware he would be arrested upon landing in Montreal.

“There had been contact between the police officers and the suspect before he returned to Canada,” Kemp said.