Mother of man accused in fatal hit-and-run charged
Paul Johnston , cp24.com
Published Tuesday, January 8, 2013 9:04PM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, January 8, 2013 10:17PM EST
The mother of a man charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run on New Year’s Day that left a seven-year-old boy dead has now been charged as well.
Jacob Favila, of Ajax, was killed when the Honda Odyssey he was travelling in was rear-ended by a Hummer in the westbound lanes of Highway 401 near Dixie Road at around 4:40 p.m. on Jan. 1.
The Hummer sped away from the scene of the accident and was found abandoned on Dixie Road a short time later.
On Tuesday, police announced that Luisa Baladaris, 63, of Toronto, has been charged with obstructing police.
Last week, police arrested Baladaris’ 30-year-old son Jose Olmedo Renteria without incident on Highway 401 near Cobourg.
He is charged with dangerous driving causing death, criminal negligence causing death and failure to remain at the scene of an accident in connection with the fatal crash.
Baladaris is scheduled to appear in court on March 4.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 905-278-6131 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 (TIPS).
A van involved in a fatal collision on Highway 401 near Dixie Road is shown. Police say a seven-year-old boy died after a Hummer struck the van and then fled the scene Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.