Police release more details of vehicle involved in fatal Scarborough hit-and-run

Sep 15 2019, 9:30 am

Toronto police have released new information regarding a suspect’s vehicle in an alleged hit-and-run that left a 34-year-old woman dead last month.

On Friday, August 30 at around 10:23 pm, officers received reports of a collision in the area of Sheppard Avenue East between Abbotsfield Gate and Palmdale Drive.

According to police, a woman was standing in the centre turn lane, crossing Sheppard Avenue East from the south side to the north side.

Police say they believe she was waiting for a break in westbound traffic.

At this time, the suspect’s vehicle was travelling eastbound on Sheppard Avenue East at a high speed in the centre turn lane.

The suspect’s vehicle then struck the woman, continued driving straight, and was last seen making a right turn onto southbound Warden Avenue.

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Police say forensic evidence revealed the suspect’s vehicle was metallic grey in colour and was manufactured in Japan for Mitisubishi vehicles from 2005 to 2009. The specific model may be a Lancer or Outlander, police say.

Investigators also found glass in the victim’s clothing, confirming the vehicle’s windshield was damaged during the collision.

Police say a special appeal is being made to body shops and car dealerships to note this new information and to contact investigators if they have repaired vehicles of a similar description since Friday, August 30, 2019.

“We are urging to members of the public to report any suspicious vehicles,” police said in a news release.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 416-222-8477.

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