UPDATED: Hit and Run Victim Dies, Driver Comes Forward

UPDATE: Somerset Police have confirmed the driver of a car that struck a woman on Route 6 Tuesday night has come forward, though it's not clear if she'll be facing charges.

The driver, who has not yet been identified, went to first the Swansea Police, and then to the Somerset Police, after seeing a news report about the incident, which included the search for her car.

The woman, from Swansea, explained to police that she thought she'd hit an animal on the side of Route 6 around 9PM, and kept on driving.

The 68 year-old woman struck in the accident died Wednesday morning at Rhode Island Hospital from her injuries.

Somerset Police say the driver may face a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident, death resulting, but the investigation is still ongoing.

We'll update this story as more information becomes available.


Somerset Police tell ABC6 News, that a 68-year-old woman was struck on Route 6 in Somerset Tuesday night, shortly before 9 p.m.

According to police, the woman had just exited a liquor store near her home on Route 6, when she was struck by a champagne colored SUV. That SUV then left the scene of the accident.

Police received numerous 911 calls, including one from the liquor store owner, informing them of the accident.

The woman was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, originally in critical condition, but as of 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, police tell us that she has been upgraded to stable condition.