Police officials have located the driver of a vehicle that allegedly struck and killed a dog in Sudbury on Thursday evening.

In a media release issued on Friday, the Greater Sudbury Police Service issued a public plea for assistance, looking for the driver of a white Mitsubishi car involved in a collision.

On Friday afternoon, police said the driver of the vehicle has been identified.  

“The investigation into this incident is ongoing and charges are to be determined upon the conclusion of the investigation,” reads a statement.

Police said the collision happened on Notre Dame Avenue, south of Lasalle Boulevard, at around 10 p.m.

A Mitsubishi car driving down Notre Dame struck a large, black dog that escaped from a nearby yard and ran across the road, according to police.

“The collision was heard by several witnesses who saw the motor vehicle stop and then accelerate away from the scene,” said police.

“The dog collapsed on the road and was safely removed by the witnesses and the dog’s owner. The dog succumbed to its injuries at the scene. The driver of the motor vehicle did not remain at the scene and did not provide any identifiers or render any assistance or aid to the dog that briefly suffered and then passed away.”