Saturday, 2:15 PM
Witnesses: Woman dragged 1/4 mile in fatal hit-and-run
By Anne Baker, Globe Correspondent
Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a woman in her 40's Monday night in Wakefield. Witnesses told investigators that a green or light gray Audi-type vehicle with tinted windows dragged the woman for 1/4 of a mile before leaving the scene, said Chief Rick Smith.
The woman was standing in the middle of Greenwood Street at 8:25 p.m. when she was struck by the northbound car, which fled the scene. The woman was taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital and pronounced dead. A 911 caller said neighbors who had witnessed the crash told her it appeared that the woman was dead at the scene.
Investigators are still trying to identify the victim, who appeared to be in her 40s and was described as a 5-foot-5-inch tall heavyset woman with brown hair. She was wearing a long-sleeved white sweatshirt, jeans, and brown hiking shoes.
"We’re hoping for some leads, some direction," Smith said.
Anyone with information is urged to call 781-246-6321.
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