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Woman hit by two vehicles in Scarborough dies, neither driver remained at the scene: police

An aerial photo from the scene in Scarborough.
An aerial photo from the scene in Scarborough. Global News

Toronto police say a woman in her late 70s has died after being hit by two vehicles, who both failed to remain at the scene, in the city’s north-east end on Wednesday.

Emergency crews were called to the Midland Avenue and Sheppard Avenue East area at around 11:30 a.m. for reports that a pedestrian had been struck.

Sgt. Brett Moore said the 76-year-old woman was crossing the road at the crosswalk during a green light when she was struck by a large fuel-type truck making a right hand turn at the intersection.

Moore said that truck did not stop and drove away.

Later, Traffic Services confirmed to Global News they found the truck and its driver at around 1:30 p.m. They said the trucking company is cooperating with the investigation.

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According to reports from eyewitnesses at the scene, police said a second vehicle struck the woman moments later, carrying her further down the road.

Police said that driver allegedly got out of what is believed to be a white sedan, looked around, and then got back into the vehicle and fled the scene.

The second driver is described to be a young, tall male.

A photo of what is believed to be the second vehicle has been released by police. Investigators are looking to identify the driver and the vehicle.

Toronto police release this photo of a white sedan believed to be connected to the fatal pedestrian who was struck Wednesday morning.
Toronto police release this photo of a white sedan believed to be connected to the fatal pedestrian who was struck Wednesday morning. Handout / Toronto Police

Anyone with information or video is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

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