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Police need help identifying woman struck and killed by car in Markham

The scene of a fatal accident involving a pedestrian on Markham Road, north of Steeles Avenue, March 29, 2011. CITYNEWS.

Police are asking for help identifying a woman who struck and killed by a car in Markham.

The fatal accident happened just after 8:30 p.m. Monday on Markham Road, just north of Steeles Avenue, when a northbound Hyundai Sonata hit a woman who was crossing.

The victim was rushed to hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. She wasn’t carrying ID and authorities have released a description in an effort to find out who she is and contact her family.

She’s described as:

-Asian
-about 50 to 60-years-old
-petite
-black hair

The woman had glasses and was wearing a red faux fur coat and a red down-filled vest underneath.

If you have any information that could help investigators, call York Regional Police at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.