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Woman on Everett Turnpike Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in Nashua

A woman on the Everett Turnpike was killed but a hit-and-run driver on Wednesday in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Shortly after 7 p.m., state police received a report of a pedestrian who had either fallen or collapsed on the Everett Turnpike southbound near Exit 4. Within minutes of that report, authorities received a call that the pedestrian was hit by a car.

Officials declared the pedestrian dead shortly after they arrived at the scene. Authorities later learned the vehicle that struck the woman fled the area.

The victim was identified as 68-year-old Juliette Koss of Nashua.

The vehicle responsible for the hit-and-run is described as a tan-colored mid-to-full sized SUV, according to state police. The car should have damage to the front end and bumper area.

Three lanes of the Turnpike were closed for about four hours while authorities conducted an investigation. State police were assisted by local police, the Nashua Fire and Rescue Department and New Hampshire Department of Transportation. 

State police also requested the help from the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit, who assumed control of the investigation.

It is unclear how Koss ended up on the highway. The investigation is ongoing.

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