Police: Suspect in Fitchburg hit-and-run that left elderly woman dead turns himself in

FITCHBURG, MASS. (WHDH) - A Lunenburg man who fled the scene of a deadly hit-and-run crash in Fitchburg on Thursday has turned himself in and is cooperating with the investigation, police said.

Officers responding to a reported hit-and-run crash in the area of 650 John Fitch Highway about 6:30 p.m. found 71-year-old Mary Paulette Murphy, of Fitchburg, injured in the road, according to Fitchburg police.

Murphy was taken to a nearby hospital, where she later died.

Scott Proctor, of Lunenburg, turned himself over to police on Friday.

Proctor is facing a charge of leaving the scene of a personal injury crash.

He will be summonsed to court at a later date.

An investigation is ongoing.

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