Victim in fatal hit-and-run in Stoughton identified as 23-year-old man; no arrests made

Victim in fatal hit-and-run in Stoughton identified as 23-year-old man; no arrests made

STOUGHTON, Mass. — There was a fatal hit-and-run in Stoughton early Sunday morning where one man died, according to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office. That victim has been identified as Aquilino “Victor” Lopez, 23, who has been living in Quincy but is a native of Guatemala, per the Stoughton Police Department.

The DA said that a witness told police of the crash, which happened around 1:50 a.m. at the intersection of Route 139 and Route 24 in Stoughton.

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Police found the victim dead on scene when they arrived, the DA said. It appears Lopez was riding a motorized scooter home from work when he was struck, according to local police.

“There were some serious injuries that were obvious to our officers, and a nurse had also stopped and our officers did everything they could,” said Lt. John Bonney of the Stoughton Police Department.

The vehicle that hit Lopez fled the scene; no arrests have been made. Police had a minimal description of the driver’s vehicle.

“Witnesses did say a dark vehicle, that’s all we have to go on, possibly with square taillights, took off from the scene,” Lt. Bonney said, adding that it is likely that the vehicle involved has damage to it.

“Victor deserves somebody to step forward.”

Sunday night, Lt. Bonney made a plea to the public for anyone with information about the fatal hit and run, to come forward.

“He is a friend and a coworker to many people, and if you are involved in this crash it is time to do the human thing and come and talk to us,” he said.

Stoughton Police continue to investigate. An accident reconstruction team is working to determine out how fast the vehicle was going at the time Lopez was hit, while surveillance video from nearby businesses is still being reviewed.