Police in Chelsea are hoping video footage of a fatal hit-and-run suspect’s vehicle will help identify the driver.
A 25-year-old man, identified as Marco Cruz of Chelsea, was struck and killed Saturday night in the area of 284 Washington Avenue, according to police.
Officers responded to the scene around 10:15 p.m. and transported Cruz to a nearby hospital. He died of his injuries Sunday morning.
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Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes on Sunday tweeted out a video which he said showed the suspect vehicle, a silver Toyota four-door sedan, with front-end damage and its left headlight out.
He said in a tweet the video was taken from a camera at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Lash Street at 10:08 p.m.
Suspect vehicle is 2nd Vehicle after white taxi with left headlight out pic.twitter.com/fW5WSbfaEq— Chief Brian Kyes (@ChiefKyes) June 5, 2016
An initial report from police said the victim was 26 years old, but the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office has since said he was 25.
Authorities have asked for the public’s help, issuing this statement on Sunday:
Anyone who has information on the crash, the driver, or a similar vehicle with recent, unexplained damage is asked to contact the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817 or Chelsea Police Detectives at 617-466-4805.Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous may also call the 24-hour Chelsea Police CrimeStoppers tip line at 617-466-4880or submit tips online atwww.chelseapolice.com.
Update: The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office has released more information about the vehicle police believe the suspect was driving during Saturday night's hit-and-run crash.
The car was likely a 2007-2009 Toyota Camry SE with a moon roof and foglights — features police say are for Camry vehicles. Authorities are now asking body shops in the area to contact police if they spot a similar car with similar damage.
Police have shared this image of the a vehicle similar to the one spotted in security camera footage Saturday night: