Victim dies after New Bedford hit-and-run


NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) – Police want the public’s help finding a vehicle involved in a serious hit-and-run in New Bedford Saturday morning that left one person dead.

According to the Bristol County District Attorney’s office, a blue SUV struck a pedestrian on Route 18 North near the Route 195 ramps at about 2:10 a.m.

The victim was taken to Saint Luke’s Hospital and then Rhode Island Hospital, where he later died, according to the DA’s office.

Police said the vehicle could be a BMW X5 but a positive identification has not been made. It should have front-end damage and might have a leaking radiator.

Anyone with information should call the Massachusetts State Police Dartmouth Barracks 508-993-8373, the State Police Detective unit at 508-993-2016, or the New Bedford Police Department at 508-991-6300.

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