BRIDGEWATER, MASS. (WHDH) - Authorities are turning to the public for help tracking down the driver who fatally struck a Northboro man in Bridgewater earlier this month and left the scene.

Officers responding to a report of an unconscious man in the road near Auburn and Summer streets around 12:40 a.m. on March 7 found 34-year-old Ian A. Dalgliesh dead, according to a joint statement issued by Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz and Bridgewater Police Chief Christopher Delmonte.

Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to Cruz’s Office and Bridgewater Police Detectives have determined that Dalgliesh was struck by a motor vehicle. While detectives continue trying to piece together Ian’s steps that night, his family is joining in and asking for help getting more information.

“It is frustrating not knowing, having answers,” his mother Kathy Dalgliesh said.

She remembers her son as a vibrant man who always put smiles on other people’s faces.

An artist and friend, she said Ian had a large group of people who loved him.

“Ian was, and everyone who’s ever met him has said, he was different than any other person they had ever met,” Dalgliesh said. “Ian would be the first one to have compassion for them. To say you made a mistake. It was horrible and we know you are horribly frightened and scared of what you did but you don’t wanna live with this for the rest of your life. How could you live with the guilt for the rest of your life?

Anyone who was in the area of Auburn, Flagg and Summer streets in Bridgewater between 11:30 p.m. and 12:40 a.m. on March 7 are urged to contact Bridgewater Police Detectives at 508-697-6118, or Massachusetts State Police Detectives at 508-894-2600.


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