Police search for SUV after elderly man struck, killed in Taunton hit-and-run

TAUNTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Police are turning to the public for help tracking down a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed an elderly pedestrian in Taunton on Wednesday night.

Officers responding to a reported pedestrian crash in the area of 305 Middleborough Ave. around 5:30 p.m. found 85-year-old Jose Ferreira in the street suffering from injuries that are considered to be life-threatening, according to Taunton police.

Ferreira was taken to Morton Hospital for treatment where he was later pronounced dead.

“It amazes us sometimes that people don’t stay with car accidents but it does happen, unfortunately,” Taunton Police Lt. Eric Nichols said. “We are hoping that the person that did this would come down to the police station and talk to us.”

Police say they are looking for a small gray SUV that is believed to have fled westbound on Middleboro Avenue in connection to the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Taunton police at 508-824-7522.

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