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Family identify woman killed in Toronto hit-and-run as Erin Yoxall, 29, of Scotland

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WATCH: The mother of a woman killed in a hit-and-run in Toronto last week has identified the victim as 29-year-old Erin Yoxall from Scotland. Police are still searching for the driver of the suspect vehicle — a Mercedes AMG GT convertible with a red interior – Apr 18, 2022

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story stated that the victim was 30-years-old. She was, in fact, 29.

Family members of a woman killed in a hit-and-run in Toronto have identified the victim as 29-year-old Erin Yoxall from Scotland.

Yoxall’s mother, Roseanne Yoxall, told Global News her daughter has been in Canada for eight years.

She said the family is grieving.

“It’s torture,” she said.

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Yoxall said her daughter “met a nice guy on a Canadian exchange program in Edinburgh.”

When he returned to Canada, Yoxall said her daughter followed, adding that she had “embraced Toronto.”

She said her daughter’s organs had been matched to donors and would be transplanted. Roseanne said she hoped it would enrich the lives of “numerous families.”

Erin had been working at the Vector Institute for Artificial Ivntelligence.

Read more: Police release photo of suspect vehicle after fatal downtown Toronto hit-and-run

On Thursday, officers with the Toronto police were called to the Spadina Avenue and King Street West area, after receiving reports that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle.

Officers said the collision occurred at around 3:16 a.m.

Police said Yoxall was “within the southbound lanes of Spadina Avenue,” when she was struck by a vehicle driving “at a high rate of speed.”

She was taken to hospital with “life-threatening injuries.”

Officers confirmed Yoxall was pronounced deceased in hospital on Saturday.

According to police, the driver of the car fled the scene.

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Officers are now searching for a man with dark hair, who was driving a white, 2019 — or newer – Mercedes AMG GT convertible with red interior and convertible top.

The vehicle is described as a white, 2019, or newer, Mercedes AMG GT convertible with a red interior and convertible top. Toronto Police / handout

Roseanne Yoxall called it a “tragic collision.”

“(The driver) stopped, they got out, they looked at her and they got back in the car,” she said.

Read more: Woman critically injured after hit-and-run in downtown Toronto

Yoxall said her daughter was “constantly in touch,” but the mother said she didn’t know where her daughter was going the morning of the collision.

Yoxall urged people to “drive to the conditions.”

“Words fail,” she said. “Drive to the conditions — it was early in the morning — does that give you the right to speed? No.”

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“Whatever I say to (the driver) won’t bring Erin back.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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