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UPDATE: Police looking for ''suspect vehicle'' in fatal Mississauga crash

Unclear if two drivers were racing

Mohammed Haniff's car was ripped in two when he hit a tree
CTV Toronto

Peel Police are now looking for "suspect vehicle" seen rushing away from a fatal crash in Mississauga.

Constable George Tudos says Mohammed Haniff was speeding when he lost control of his car near Kestrel Rd and Meyerside Dr at around 6:20 pm Saturday.  Haniff looks to have lost control of his Honda Accord and wound up slamming it into a tree.  The impact of the crash split Haniff's car into pieces and killed the 29-year-old from Brampton.

A witness says a Toyota Camry, maybe brown in colour, sped away from the crash site, making no attempt to stop. The man behind the wheel is described as white, in his early 30s, with a  large, round face and black hair.

Tudos says investigators are not sure whether or not the driver in the suspect car had any interaction with Haniff or if the crash may have been caused by his actions. It is not clear either if the two men were racing each other, though the crash happened in an area that invites it.

"It's not a residential," explains Tudos.  "There's just a lot of businesses, a lot of vacant street. Especially after-hours and weekends, there is no traffic on these streets so it is an area where people who do tend to come and want to race or drive fast--they obviously will choose these areas."

Investigators have not been able to pinpoint how fast Haniff's car was going just before it crashed, but based on how bits of the car were "thrown all over the roadway",  Tudos says it is clear he was travelling at "a very high rate of speed."

Mohammed Haniff's father told reporters his son had been on his way home from work when he died and had only had the car for a few weeks. Hazrat Haniff describes his son as a "wonderful guy" who was always taking care of his little brother.

Anyone with information about the crash or the suspect car and driver is asked to call Peel Police at 905-453-2121 x 3710 or to contact Crime Stoppers.

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  1. Karl Burgin posted on 08/11/2014 10:40 AM
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    Feel sorry that the driver lost his life....but if its the only way people are going to learn- then so be it.
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