Prosecutors: Somerville fatal hit-and-run suspect knew he hit someone, too afraid to stop

SOMERVILLE, MASS. (WHDH) - A Norwood man facing charges in connection with a Somerville hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a longtime Watertown Public Schools administrator last week told police that he knew he hit someone but was too afraid to stop or come forward, prosecutors said.

Edward Clark, 55, appeared in Somerville District Court Friday following his Thursday arrest in connection with the Feb. 8 crash on Powder House Boulevard that killed 40-year-old Allison Donovan, of Somerville.

Clark was released on bail under certain conditions with his next court appearance scheduled for March 15.

Officers responding to a reported hit-and-run about 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 8 found Donovan and another woman injured in the street.

Donovan was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.

The second woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

A preliminary investigation suggests Clark was operating a 2003 black Ford F-150 and traveling east on Powder House Boulevard when he struck both women in a crosswalk before fleeing the scene, officials said.

Investigators recovered several surveillance videos that showed a full-size, black pick-up truck with a cover over the bed leaving the area moments after the crash.

A Tufts University police officer spotted a truck with front-end damage that looked similar to the suspect vehicle on Thursday.

Clark, the registered owner of the truck, was later tracked down and taken into custody.

Prosecutors say Clark was not phased after he struck the two woman with his truck and proceeded to follow through with dinner plans Friday night.

Clark also allegedly went to Home Depot to try and fix the front-end damage on his truck.

 

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