Police: Vehicle of interest located after deadly pedestrian crash in Charlestown

BOSTON — Boston Police say they’ve located a vehicle of interest after a deadly pedestrian accident in the area of Chelsea and North Washington streets in Charlestown on Tuesday morning.

From Sky 25 above Charlestown you could only see a fraction of the immense area investigators had to cover.

“It’s very active, it’s a very large crime scene,” Boston Police Deputy Superintendent James Miller said.

Just before noon, Boston Police got a 911 call that a person was hit by a vehicle in Charlestown and responding officers found a body just before the I-93 onramp. While the scene ended in City Square police say it began nearly a half a mile away.

“It appears it started down at Terminal Street all the way to the end of Chelsea Street and comes right to the I-93 onramp behind us,” Miller said.

Investigators say whoever was hit was apparently dragged the entire way.

That person remains unidentified by police. A white box trucked was stopped and the was questioned but police say it’s not the vehicle of interest.

Earlier they made a plea for help.

“We are looking for the public’s assistance locating a vehicle that may have struck a victim in that area,” Miller said.

The area around City Square was shut down for hours tying up traffic as investigators searched for clues and that included checking any surveillance cameras in the area.

“We’re reviewing video. We’re canvassing for video so,” Miller said.

Police are not releasing the name of the victim, waiting for the results of an autopsy. Exactly how this tragedy happened remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Boston Police Homicide Unit at 617-343-4470 or the Crimestoppers line at 1-800-494-TIPS.

Traffic was impacted during the investigation, but streets were re-opened later Tuesday afternoon.

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