Police identify Lynn woman killed in hit-and-run crash, charges pending against driver

LYNN, Mass. — Police are working on charges against the driver in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash near General Electric’s Lynn facility on Wednesday morning.

Emergency crews responding to a report of a crash involving a pedestrian in the area of 1100 Western Avenue found a woman in the crosswalk suffering from life-threatening injuries, according to the Lynn Police Department.

The woman later identified as 55-year-old Emira Barucija of Lynn was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Video from the scene showed a heavy police presence as investigators gathered evidence.

Authorities say the driver of the sedan that struck Barucija did not stop to help her, but instead drove for miles, to Boston.

The suspected hit-and-run car was damaged and was located in a parking garage in the Longwood Medical area of Boston.

Lynn Police say the driver never reported the crash but has been cooperative with investigators.

The Essex County DA’s office, State Police, and Lynn Police are still investigating the case.

Charges against the driver are anticipated, but not yet filed.

The name of the driver of the suspected hit-and-run car has not yet been released.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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