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Body Found After Hit-and-Run Crash in Leominster, Massachusetts

It happened Tuesday evening on Mechanic Street



    Body Discovered After Hit-and-Run Crash

    A person was killed by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday night in Leominster, Massachusetts, but his body wasn't discovered until Wednesday morning. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015)

    A 19-year-old man is dead and the suspect in the hit-and-run in Massachusetts are in police custody after they turned themselves in Wednesday.

    Police in Leominster say the fatal crash happened around 10 p.m. Tuesday night on Mechanic Street; however, the victim's body wasn't discovered until 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. The victim, identified as Francis Fortuna of Leominster, was pronounced dead on the scene.

    The suspect in the hit-and-run turned himself in to Leominster police about 14 hours after the crash happened.

    After answering some questions by police, the suspect, who has also not been named, hired a lawyer.

    Besides going to police, authorities say the suspect has evidence working against him.

    "We had motor vehicle debris at the scene linking to a specific car. This person owns that specific type of car," Leominster Police Chief Michael Goldman said.

    Charges have not been filed against the suspected driver in the hit-and-run. The police chief says just because someone died, doesn't mean a crime was committed.

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