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.