UPDATE: Operator Arrested & Charged in Connection to the Fatal Hit and Run Accident in Charlestown

At about 1:40pm, on Thursday, April 3, 2014, officers from District A-15 (Charlestown) responded to a call for a pedestrian struck in the area of Cambridge & Spice Streets in Charlestown. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from what appeared to be life threatening injuries. The victim was pronounced deceased on the scene.

As a result of an active and ongoing investigation, detectives were able to locate and identify the vehicle involved in the accident. The vehicle, described as a white sanitation truck, was located last night (04/03/2014) in Revere. Additionally, the operator of the vehicle, Ricky Prezioso, 41, of Swampscott, has been charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident after Causing Death.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.