Windsor police say a 56-year-old Windsor man has been charged after a 'horrific' hit-and-run crash that killed a 3-year-old boy.

Kenneth Dawson has been charged with failure to stop at the scene of an accident causing death and criminal negligence causing death.

Dawson made a brief court appearance on Wednesday. He was remanded into custody and will appear in court again on Thursday morning.

On Monday at about 8:40 p.m., patrol officers were dispatched to a report of a hit and run pedestrian struck collision on Wyandotte Street West at Bruce Avenue.

After releasing the above information, the Windsor Police Service received numerous tips from the community.

At about 1 p.m. Tuesday, officers attended the 900 block of Tecumseh Road West after receiving information that a van closely matching the published suspect photo was currently parked in this area.

Officers located the van, and spoke with the registered owner.

The van matched the suspect photos from the incident.

The owner provided officers with a version of where and when he had recently been driving his van.

Police say further investigation and review of video surveillance began to disprove the version of events provided by the owner.

At 5:30 p.m., officers arrested the man without incident.

The subject van was seized by police, who will seek judicial authorization to search the vehicle for evidence.

The Windsor Police Service would like to thank the community and local media for the attention to what police are describing as "this horrific incident."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Windsor Police Service at 519-255-6700 ext. 4111, or ext. 4830, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at