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Man with life threatening injuries in Taunton hit and run crash Wednesday

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TAUNTON — Chief Edward Walsh reports that the Taunton Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run pedestrian crash where an 85-year-old man was seriously injured.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., Taunton Police received a 911 call reporting a pedestrian crash in the area of 305 Middleborough Ave. in East Taunton.

Upon arrival, officers located an 85-year-old Taunton man who was lying in the roadway.

The man was transported by ambulance to Morton Hospital with injuries that are believed to be life-threatening.

The Taunton Police Department is actively investigating the crash and the vehicle that fled the scene is believed to have been a small gray SUV.

Anyone who has information about this incident or the identity of the driver is asked to call Taunton Police at 508-824-7522.

UPDATE: Taunton hit and run turns fatal; name released.

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