A 20-year-old Enfield man who was hit by a car on Route 5 in Enfield early Friday morning is dead and police are searching for the driver who fled the scene.
Police said a vehicle struck and killed Jeremy Mercier, who was on a skateboard, on Route 5, or Enfield Street, near Orlando Drive, around 1 a.m.
Someone who saw Mercier lying on the side of the road called police, who said the local man was dead by the time officers arrived.
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Police Chief Carl Sferrazza said police are trying to find the vehicle that struck Mercier.
“I sure wish I had something I could say to prevent tragedies from happening but it happened," he said. "Our prayers go out to the individual's family and now our job is to find out who’s responsible and make an arrest.”
Anyone with information should call Enfield Police Department.