Woman Dead in Lynn Hit-and-Run Crash, Police ID Suspected Driver

The suspected driver's car was found in a Boston parking garage hours after the crash, Lynn police said

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A woman was killed during a hit-and-run pedestrian crash on Wednesday morning in Lynn, Massachusetts, according to the city's police department, which had identified the driver suspected of killing her.

Investigators identified the person who is suspected in the killing after a review of witness statements and traffic cameras, Lynn police said.

Their car was found in a Boston parking garage hours after the crash, according to police. Investigators made contact with the suspected driver and said charges, which hadn't been filed as of Wednesday afternoon, were expected to be filed when the investigation concludes.

Police identified the slain woman as 55-year-old Emira Barucija.

"She was really very sensitive and a nice person," Redzo Barucija, the victim's husband, told NBC10 Boston.

The crash happened shortly before 6 a.m. on Western Avenue while Barucija was crossing the street, police said. Aerial video of the scene showed police cruisers at the intersection of Western Avenue and Cooper Street.

Route 107 northbound was closed down at Ballard Street, and police were detouring traffic at Ida Street, according to a Massachusetts Department of Transportation reresentative.

MassDOT had reported the crash as involving a bicyclist, but police called it a pedestrian crash.

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