Montreal: A 45-year-old man has been charged after a seven-year-old Ukrainian refugee girl was killed in a hit and run case in Montreal’s Ville-Marie borough.

The man has been identified as Juan Manuel Becerra Garcia and he was appeared in court on Wednesday where charges were pressed against him for fleeing from the spot of a fatal accident.

According to the Prosecutors, he struck Maria Legenkovska, who was a Ukraine refuge, was going to school on Tuesday morning when the accident occurred. The suspect later fled from the scene.

Police said that during the hearing he requested for a Spanish translator. The next hearing is on Thursday and he will remain in the custody.

Meanwhile, after this tragic mishap, the local community is in deep shock and they are pleading for more safety measures.

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