Tip leads police to vehicle in fatal hit-and-run
Ottawa police have located the black Nissan involved in a fatal hit-and-run that killed a 22-year-old man earlier this week.
Police say they located the 1999 Nissan Maxima after receiving an anonymous tip from the public.
No arrest has been made, but police expect to talk to a "person of interest" on Friday.
"Due to the great help from the public, we were able to find the car and we were able to confirm that the car located was the one involved in the collision," said Const. Marc Soucy of the Ottawa police. "The damage matches the debris found at the scene."
Daniel Miller, of Stratford, Ont., was struck by a vehicle as he crossed Bronson Avenue at Somerset Street West early Wednesday morning. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene.
Miller was rushed to hospital where he later died.
Miller's father told CTV Ottawa his son was a kind and gentle person with a caring soul.
"It's a very difficult thing, as people understand, to go through losing a loved one, and especially a child, especially your youngest, particularly when they're a loving, peaceful, lovable person," said Robert Miller.
His son had just moved in to a house in the neighbourhood with some friends last weekend. On Thursday, Miller's friends sat on the porch remembering him as the life of the party.
"Fun, energetic, just always laughing -- always positive. One of the best people you could meet and be friends with," said friend Cody White.
"I feel my heart's ripped out. I just want my friend back . . . none of this should have happened," added Nick Trites.
Family and friends are still pleading for the person behind the wheel to come forward.
"Let your conscience be your guide. That's why we have one, it has a purpose," said Miller.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Ottawa police at 613-236-1222, ext. 2481 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS).
With a report from CTV Ottawa's Ellen Mauro and Norman Fetterley