UPDATED: Gonzaga student, 15, dies after being struck by SUV on Britannia Rd.

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Madeleine Petrielli, 15, died after being hit by a SUV while crossing Britannia Rd. W. near Glen Erin Dr. in north Mississauga on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. (Photo: Facebook)

BY KELLY ROCHE
A 15-year-old Mississauga girl who died after being struck by a vehicle in the city’s north end is being mourned by family and friends.
Madeleine Petrielli was pronounced dead in hospital, where she was rushed with life-threatening injuries Friday night.

“I love you Madeleine…I can’t write more than this because my tears are blinding me,” reads a social media post by Petrielli’s mother Nicole Burnat. “I love you my little angel. I love you, I love you, I love you so much.”
A vigil was held Saturday for the St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School student at the site of the collision near the Erin Mills-Meadowvale border.
Emergency crews were sent to Britannia Rd. W. and Glen Erin Dr. at 8:24 p.m. for a pedestrian struck, where a bystander performed CPR before paramedics arrived.
A witness says the girl and her boyfriend were jaywalking at a red light, trying to catch a bus, and the eastbound SUV which struck her on Britannia Rd. wasn’t speeding.
Petrielli’s boyfriend reached the median uninjured.
The man in his 70s, driving an older model metallic Honda CR-V, remained on scene co-operating with police.
The driver’s side front light broke off entirely; the vehicle was parked on the shoulder for hours Friday as police closed the road to investigate.
More than $5,000 has been raised in a GoFundMe campaign covering funeral costs for Petrielli, known as Madie.
“Madeleine is a beautiful girl, she is so smart, brave, beautiful, funny and sweet. No words can describe how much she means to me,” wrote Dominique Boodan, adding “I love her to the moon and back and she will live on [in] our hearts for forever.”
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Online tributes are pouring in as a GoFundMe campaign is underway to cover funeral costs for Madeleine Petrielli, 15, of Mississauga. “So sad to hear this news, she was a hard working student and a ray of sunshine,” wrote Michael Nasimith. (Photo: GoFundMe)
It’s too early to tell if the driver is facing charges, Peel Regional Police Const. Paolo Carretta said early Saturday. As of Sunday, no charges have been laid.

Major collision bureau investigators are asking witnesses and anyone with information to phone (905) 453-2121 ext. 3710.

@qewsouthpost

 

 

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