Elderly man killed in Taunton hit-and-run

SE Mass

TAUNTON, Mass. (WPRI) — An 85-year-old man was killed after being hit by a car in Taunton Wednesday evening, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s office.

The DA’s office said Jose Ferreira, of Taunton, was hit by a small, gray SUV around 5:30 p.m. on Middleboro Avenue. The driver fled the scene and left him lying in the roadway.

The man was rushed to Morton Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, according to the DA’s office.

Investigators are looking for a gray or dark colored small SUV that may have light damage to its windshield and/or hood.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call the Taunton Police Department at (508) 824-7522.

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