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Woman, 77, struck and killed in North Toronto hit-and-run

Last Updated Nov 28, 2019 at 9:18 pm EDT

Toronto police are investigating after a woman in her 70s was struck and killed by a vehicle in the city’s north end Thursday morning.

The incident occurred in the Islington Avenue and Aviemore Drive area, just north of Finch Avenue West at around 6:32 a.m.

Police said the 77-year-old woman was crossing Islington from east to west when she was struck by a vehicle travelling northbound on Islington. The driver of the vehicle failed to remain on the scene after the accident.

Police say nearby surveillance video has identified a vehicle of interest described as a dark-coloured SUV with bright head lights and fog lights. It will likely have front end damage, particularly to one of the headlamps.

Investigators added they have received information that a number of drivers chose to drive around the victim’s body without stopping to help.