Woman dies in hit-and-run in Somerville

The car that struck the woman may have been a Mercedes-Benz and likely has front-end damage on the passenger side.

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a pedestrian dead.

Police say a woman who appeared to be in her early 50s was struck on Mystic Avenue in Somerville at about 8 p.m. Saturday. The preliminary investigation indicates she was in a crosswalk.

She was taken by ambulance to Massachusetts General Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Her name wasn’t made public.

Police say the vehicle continued driving south after the crash.

The car that struck the woman may have been a Mercedes-Benz and likely has front-end damage on the passenger side.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact state police.