Police: Woman killed in Seekonk hit-and-run

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SEEKONK, Mass. (WPRI) — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a vehicle involved in a deadly hit-and-run in Seekonk Thursday night.

Police tell Eyewitness News a 37-year-old woman was hit by a an SUV while walking on Newman Avenue. She was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

After speaking with witnesses, police believe the vehicle that hit the woman is a light-colored SUV – possibly a Jeep Grand Cherokee – between the years of 1999-2004.

The vehicle that hit the woman would have damage to the front passenger side.

Dana Johnson said he was heading home from the gas station when he saw the incident unfold.

“I saw this car hit this lady and the car continued to keep going,” Johnson said. “The lady was walking with a little boy, so I pulled over to help the little boy and called 911.”

Johnson said the entire situation was traumatic.

“It was pure chaos. I saw the car going, I screamed at the guy to stop. He just keeps going,” he said. “I’m going home to hug my kids.”

Anyone who may have information regarding the crash should contact the Seekonk Police Department at (508) 336-8123.

The Bristol County District Attorney’s office is investigating the incident.

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