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Pedestrian killed in high speed hit-and-run crash in eastern Massachusetts

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Police are investigating after a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run on Friday.

According to Falmouth Police, at approximately 11:35 p.m., officers responded to a car versus pedestrian crash in the area of 201 Grand Avenue in Falmouth Heights. The vehicle involved fled the scene of the crash. The pedestrian who was struck was an 81-year-old man who sustained fatal injuries.

The victim was walking on the sidewalk with three other adults. The other pedestrians were not injured. The vehicle was travelling east at a high rate of speed when it traveled onto the sidewalk and struck the victim from behind. The operator did not stop and the vehicle continued east on Grand Ave, and onto Menauhant Road.

The suspect vehicle is believed to be a red sedan that rides low to the ground. The vehicle has heavy windshield damage and likely other serious front end damage.

The Falmouth Police Department and the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office are investigating. The investigation is extremely active, according to police, and they are studying evidence, including video footage from several area surveillance cameras. Anyone with any information, or any further video surveillance, to please contact the Falmouth Police Department at (774) 255-4527.

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