TAUNTON — Massachusetts State Police and Taunton Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run that occurred in Taunton last evening, and are seeking the public's help.

Taunton Police responded to the area of 305 Middleboro Avenue shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6 for a reported motor vehicle vs. pedestrian crash. When first responders arrived on scene, they located the victim lying in the roadway.

The victim, identified as 85-year-old Jose Ferreira of Taunton, was rushed to Morton Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

The driver of the vehicle that apparently struck Ferreira is believed to have fled westbound on Middleboro Avenue after the crash. Investigators believe there are other witnesses who were driving in the area of the crash at the time of the incident and are asking them to please come forward and contact the Taunton Police detective's line at (508) 821-1475.

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