WEYMOUTH, Mass. — Police are getting closer to finding the person responsible for a hit-and-run. Investigators tracked down what kind of car they believed is involved. On Saturday, 61-year-old Zuan Vo was hit and killed while walking near her home in Weymouth.
Everyone we talked to including the police chief in the town knew the woman as a voracious walker. On Monday, the search is on for the person who police say hit and killed her while she was doing what she loved.
Dan Davis lived right next door to Vo.
“A whole neighborhood lost somebody,” Davis said.
Lina Nguyen knew Vo for years and became close friends with her.
“I know her a long time,” Nguyen said.
Nguyen was supposed to see her friend on Saturday but never heard from her.
“I worr[ied] about her. At 2 p.m. I don’t see her, I [asked], ‘what happened,’” Nguyen said.
The 61-year-old was hit and killed right around the corner from where she lived. Many business owners, including Bob’s Muffin Shop owner Marie Jankord, knew Vo as a kind woman who loved to walk.
“I’m just sad they left her to be by herself and to die alone,” Jankord said.
Weymouth Police Chief Richard Fuller gave an update Monday afternoon after his investigators released the possible vehicle based on parts found at the hit and run scene.
“The most heartbreaking part of this is the person who hit her, if they dialed 911 and got her emergency help, she - it’s hard to say - but she could be alive. There is a hospital only 20 seconds up the street,” Chief Fuller said.
Weymouth Police investigators were able to determine the car was likely a 2011 to 2014 Volkswagon Jetta GTI from parts of the car found at the scene. Police are now cross referencing that with vehicle registrations.
Police are also looking at home surveillance and doorbell camera videos around town as they pinpoint the time she was hit.
“It is entirely possible that it was several hours before […] around 2:45 a.m. is when the patrolmen saw her on the side of the road,” Chief Fuller said.
The community hopes police are able to track down the driver.
“Doing something she loved, and you would hope they would have stopped and saved her. So close to the hospital,” Jankord said.
We did talk to one of Vo’s daughters off camera Monday, but the family did not want to comment at this point in the investigation. They did tell us they are making funeral arrangements in Weymouth.
If you have any information that may help police, they are urging you to call.
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