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Police in Massachusetts seek to charge driver in hit-and-run crash that seriously injured 13-year-old



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Police in Massachusetts have announced that the driver of a hit-and-run pedestrian crash that seriously injured a teenaged boy has been identified.

Chief Richard Burrows reports that the Acton Police Department has submitted an application for a criminal complaint for the charges of leaving scene of a crash causing personal injury, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and a crosswalk violation in connection with in a hit-and-run crash that left a juvenile with serious injuries.

Acton Police have identified the alleged driver as an 85-year-old Maynard woman. Police stated that the driver has not been identified publicly since the criminal complaint request remains pending. The individual’s name will be released if and when the criminal charges are issued by Concord District Court.

On Wednesday, November 2nd, at approximately 6:15 p.m., Acton Police and Fire were called to Great Road, in the area of Harris Street, for a report of a crash.

First responders discovered 13-year-old Cesar Soto Jr. suffering from serious injuries and worked to treat him and transport him to a Boston area trauma center.

An intensive investigation collected video surveillance from nearby businesses to identify a vehicle of interest in the case, and Acton Police subsequently obtained a search warrant and seized that vehicle.

The ongoing investigation has since identified the individual who was allegedly driving the vehicle at the time.

Acton Police have been in contact with the family of the victim in an effort to keep them informed of the progress of investigators.

“This has been an intense and lengthy investigation, but we were committed to identifying the driver in this case,” said Chief Burrows. “I want to thank the community and the victim’s family for their patience, and I commend our Acton Police investigators on their diligence and commitment to a difficult case.”

A GoFundMe fundraiser has raised over $35,000 for the family as of this writing.

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