A 57-year-old woman has died after she was found on an Ajax roadway with severe head trauma earlier this week.
“They located a woman in her 50s lying in the roadway with severe head trauma,” said Durham Regional Police Const. Nick Gluckstein.
The victim was taken to a Toronto hospital in critical condition where she later succumbed to her injuries.
Investigators from a range of units were on scene for hours to try and determine how she was hurt.
In a news released sent out Friday, police say they now suspect the woman sustained her fatal injuries in a hit and run.
After reviewing video surveillance, police say they believe at this time that the woman was struck by a northbound pickup truck that fled the scene.
Anyone with information or video of the incident is asked to contact Det. Const. Dalgetty of the Collision Investigations Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5217.
— with files from Frazer Snowdon
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