UPDATE: Accused in Fatal Hit-and-Run Collision Attends Bail Hearing
Kingston Police has arrested a 53-year-old local man in connection with a hit-and-run collision that resulted in the death of a pedestrian.
At 7:20 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2016, emergency responders were dispatched to the area of Princess Street just west of Midland Avenue where a female pedestrian was located. She was transported to a local hospital where she was treated in intensive care for approximately 14 hours before succumbing to her injuries.
From video surveillance and vehicle debris left at the scene, investigators were able to narrow down the suspect vehicle as being a silver or grey older model Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon or Cadillac Escalade.
On December 10, 2016, detectives received information from a member of the public about a specific sports utility vehicle being sold online. At approximately 1:15 p.m. the vehicle, a silver 1999 GMC Yukon Denali edition was located on a McIvor Road property. The owner of the vehicle, with evidence that he was also the driver at the time of the collision, was arrested at the same address and brought into custody. The SUV was also seized for further examination and the collection of evidence.
Kevin C. HEYMANS, 53 years of age and from Kingston, was held overnight in police cells and attended a bail hearing the following day on December 11. He was later remanded into custody by a Justice of the Peace for a video remand appearance on December 12. He is charged with a single Criminal Code offence of failing to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in death.
Donations to assist the victim’s family can be made at, and will be matched by, the Home Depot in Kingston located in the RioCan Centre, 606 Gardiners Road.
While Kingston Police is confident the person responsible for striking the female victim and fleeing the scene has been apprehended, the investigation to collect as much eye-witness, documentary, and tangible evidence as possible to secure a conviction continues. Anyone with information is please asked to contact Detective Blair at 613-549-4660 ext 6320 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.