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Driver Sought In Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash In Chelsea

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Israel Sanchez was struck and killed by an unknown vehicle on Aug. 28. (Photo credit: Chelsea Police)

Israel Sanchez was struck and killed by an unknown vehicle on Aug. 28. (Photo credit: Chelsea Police)

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CHELSEA (CBS) – Police are looking for the driver responsible in a hit-and-run crash that killed a man Sunday morning.

Israel Sanchez was walking along Route 16 in Chelsea when he crossed the road near Washington Avenue and was struck by the vehicle. The 39-year-old was later pronounced dead at Mass. General Hospital.

“In a time of tragedy like this, the public’s help can truly make a difference and provide some solace to the Sanchez family,” said Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes.

Authorities are looking for a vehicle matching the following description:

  • Small in size and dark in color
  • Damage to its front end
  • Cracked or broken windshield
  • May have lost a strip of molding from the windshield area
  • May have lost one windshield wiper

Investigators have checked in with local mechanics and auto body shops for any vehicles matching the description looking for repairs.

Anyone with information is asked to call Chelsea Police at 617-466-4843 or Suffolk County detectives at 617-727-8817. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the the Chelsea Police CrimeStoppers tip line at 617-466-4880.

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