Worcester County

Police investigating after pedestrian killed in Acton hit-and-run crash

ACTON, Mass. — Tragedy struck a neighborhood in Acton when police say the driver of a navy-blue van hit and killed a person around 11:45 Monday morning before taking off.

“Very sad and it is unbelievable that this could happen right by your house,” says neighbor, Bonnie Pierre.

“I think it is a horrible situation and it is very saddening and I am very sorry for their loss and for their family’s loss,” says neighbor, Joseph Robb.

The crash happened on Concord Road near Alcott Street. Neighbors tell Boston 25 News a woman was hit while getting her mail.

“We’re thinking about some other type of mailbox where we don’t have to walk into the road,” says Robb.

Neighbors also say car crashes in their neighborhood aren’t uncommon partly because of the lack of sidewalks and visibility.

“I don’t know if it is the intersection they don’t really see the sign well I don’t know,” says Pierre.

Neighbors hope after Monday’s deadly crash, it leads town leaders to enact some changes.

“I think additional sidewalks and I think also additional measures to slow traffic down like stop signs and additional policing should help,” says Robb.

Police have yet to identify the victim or driver at this time. The driver later turned themselves in to the police. No word yet if the driver will face any charges.

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