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Police: Man in wheelchair killed in hit-and-run

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SOMERSET, Mass. (AP) - Police are looking for a motorist who fled the scene of a crash in Somerset that killed a man in a wheelchair.

Authorities say the hit-and-run happened around 11:43 p.m. Friday on Read Street near Southway Drive.

Investigators say the suspect's vehicle could be a gray Toyota, possibly a Corolla that has damage to its right front end that includes the headlight area.

Authorities identified the deceased as 65-year-old local resident James Moore, who lived about a quarter-mile from the crash scene.

Somerset Police Chief Joseph Ferreira says Moore was a kind, well-known man who recently sought him out a town meeting to say he supported the police.

The chief says local and state police are investigating the crash together.

 

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