BROCKTON, Mass. — A 72-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Pleasant Street in Brockton Tuesday night. Police have identified that woman as Marie Rose Bienaime, 72, of Brockton and are now asking the public’s help in identifying a car involved in the fatal crash.
That car is green and has a broken tail light.
Anyone with information on the car in question or the crash is asked to reach out to Mass. State Police at (508) 894-2584 or Brockton Police at (508) 941-0234. Both state and local police are investigating the accident, which happened around 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday in the area of 259 Pleasant St. in the city.
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Officers searched the neighborhood for witnesses and video. Shaun Banion told Boston 25 News he was driving down Pleasant Street, when he saw shoes in the road and what he feared was a body. He was first to stop, he said.
“I was like, ‘Please let that woman be alive. Please!’ I didn’t know what to think,” Banion said. “I immediately called the police while I was in the car and called the paramedics while I was at it.”
Before first responders arrived, Banion parked and ran out to try to help Bienaime, he said.
“[I] got up, looked over, asked the person, are they okay? are they coherent? could they hear my voice? No response,” Banion said. “I went to check a pulse. No pulse.”
Bienaime was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said.
The incident was the second fatal crash involving a female victim on Tuesday in the city. Three hours earlier, a woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash at Belmont and Pearl streets. Another driver was arrested for disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct, Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz said. He could face additional charges related to the crash.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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