Taunton police asking for public’s help in fatal hit-and-run


TAUNTON, Mass. (WLNE) – The Taunton Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a hit-and-run that killed an 85-year-old man.

The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. on November 6, 2019, when Jose Ferreira was hit by a car while he was walking on Middleboro Avenue in East Taunton.

Police say that Ferreira was lying in the roadway when they found him.  He was transported to Morton Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, according to the Bristol County DA’s office.

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Police remind the community that even minor details could be helpful to investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Massachusetts State police Trooper Brock Morrissette at (508) 961-1904, or Taunton Police Detective Robert Swartz at (508) 821-1475 ext. 3133.

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