Female pedestrian dies after apparent hit-and-run in Briar Hill

A pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run in the Briar Hill area.

Officers were called to the intersection of Dufferin Street and Briar Hill Avenue at 3 p.m. on Monday. Witnesses told police that a silver Ford F150 struck a pedestrian.

Paramedics say they transported a female in her 40s to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. She later succumbed to her injuries.

She was later identified by her family to CTV News Toronto as Isabel Soria. Her husband said Soria was just steps away from him when she was fatally struck.

“At this point, it’s not clear what direction she was crossing,” Toronto Police Service Sgt. Orang Momeni told CTV News Toronto. “We do know was made in the intersection.”

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene. Witnesses told police the driver was a white male in his 30s, wearing a construction vest.

Roads have been blocked off in the area to accommodate an investigation.