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.
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.