The victim of a Sunday evening hit-and-run crash in Duxbury has died, and police have arrested a suspect, they said.
Andrea Gordon, 46, of Buckboard Road in Duxbury, was walking along the shoulder of Washington Street around 6:30 p.m. when she was struck from behind by a pickup truck, police said.
“The vehicle that struck her failed to stop and left the scene,” authorities said.
Gordon was transported to the South Shore Hospital Trauma Center. Police said she was in “very critical condition” on Monday; she passed away late Tuesday afternoon.
Truck seized; suspect subsequently arrested
Christina Blackmore, 39, of Franklin Street in Duxbury, has been arrested in connection with the incident. Police said she visited the station for another purpose on Tuesday, and she was arrested there around 5:15 p.m. on a warrant.
Blackmore is being charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, negligent operation, speeding, and failure to stay within marked lanes, according to authorities. Her arraignment was slated for Wednesday morning in Plymouth District Court.
An investigation led to Duxbury and state police seizing a dark-colored Dodge Ram pickup truck late Monday afternoon, according to police.
Police used video evidence to help find the vehicle, which was taken from a home. The truck was brought to the Duxbury police station while authorities waited for a warrant to search it.
An online GoFundMe campaign was set up to benefit Gordon’s family. As of just after 10 a.m. Wednesday, the fundraiser had raised $40,771 with a goal of $50,000. All of that was raised in one day with nearly 550 contributions.
“It could be anyone in our town,” Megan Driscoll-Greenstein, who set up the fundraising page, told WBZ. “It could be any one of our children, any one of our moms, any one of our dads.”
In an update to the original online fundraiser post, Driscoll-Greenstein said, “It will be a long road for her family.”
“The outpouring of support from the Duxbury community, her family, and friends near and far has been immense,” she wrote.