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Elderly man killed in hit-and-run crash in Allston; driver located

Allston- 06/06/18- An eighty-year old man was struck and killed in a crosswalk in the middle of in the 1300 block of Commonwealth Ave. A suspect was taken into custody a short time later nearby at the Fidelis Way housing development.  The victims shoe and bag lie on Comm. Ave. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)
An elderly man was struck and killed in a crosswalk on Commonwealth Avenue in Allston on Wednesday. –John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

An 80-year-old man was using a crosswalk on a busy thoroughfare in Allston Wednesday when he was fatally struck by a Jeep in a hit-and-run crash. Police quickly located the driver in Brighton, authorities said.

The crash occurred around 12:50 p.m. on Commonwealth Avenue near the Griggs Street MBTA station, according to Boston police.

Commissioner William B. Evans told reporters at the scene that investigators determined the man was in a crosswalk when he was hit. He was later pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.

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