Woman hit by car, killed in Seekonk


SEEKONK, Mass. (WPRI) — Seekonk police are searching for the driver who hit a woman late Friday night.

Emergency crews were called to the scene on Arcade Avenue around 10 p.m., not far from Seekonk High School.

Karen McHugh, 51, was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. Police say the snow may have played a factor. Neighbors say the sidewalks were packed with snow and were only cleared after the hit and run.

McHugh served as the Seekonk Assistant Town Clerk for several years, people who knew her say she was a very sweet lady.

“It’s a great loss. Our condolences go out to her family, her friends and then also to our administrative team and everybody in town,” said Seekonk Town Administrator Shawn Cadime.

The driver involved fled the scene. Investigators believe the suspect’s vehicle is a dark gray and likely has front-end damage, including possible damage to the passenger side headlight.

“We want this person to come forward or be found because it’s the right thing,” said Seekonk Police Chief Craig Mace.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Seekonk Police Department at (508) 336-8123.

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