Authorities have released a description of a vehicle they suspect being involved in a fatal hit-and-run early Saturday morning in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood after a taxi cab driver who witnessed the incident stepped forward.
The vehicle that hit and killed 40-year-old Boston resident Pierre Desir is believed to be a dark, four-door sedan with front-end damage, including a missing headlight. The vehicle may be a Honda Accord, possibly a 1999-2004 model, according to the Suffolk district attorney's office.
The description of the suspect's vehicle was based on evidence at the scene, video footage and witness statements to state police investigators.
State police responded to a report of a pedestrian struck near Morton and Fuller streets just after midnight on Saturday.
Desir, who family members called TJ Stephens, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe the vehicle that hit him continued to travel west on Morton Street.
"I know things happen, but I want to know what happened to my son," said Stephen's grief-stricken mother, Adrienne, as she called for the driver to come forward.
"That's all I want to know, is what happened to my son. He doesn't deserve it. His children need him - now they have no daddy." Stephens was a father of five.
The investigation is active and ongoing.
Anyone with any knowledge of the accident is asked to contact the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817.