UPDATE: Police Recover Vehicle involved in Fatal South End Hit and Run -Driver Charged


Police charged Christina Martinez, 21, of Dorchester, with Motor Vehicle Homicide, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Death, and Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Being Licensed (outside of glasses restriction), and issued her a Massachusetts Uniform Citation.  The vehicle a grey Toyota Corolla has been impounded. Suspect will be arraigned this morning at Roxbury District Court.

Facts and circumstances of the incident are as follows: 

At about, 9:00 PM, Thursday, September 05, 2013 officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Pedestrian in the area of Northampton   St. and Washington   St., South End.

On arrival, officers observed a female victim who had been struck by a silver motor vehicle. The driver of the motor vehicle did not stop upon striking the victim. The female victim was transported to Boston Medical Center where she was later pronounced. 

Boston Police are actively seeking a silver motor vehicle wanted in connection with this incident. The motor vehicle is believed to have fled in the direction of Washington St. outbound towards Roxbury

Homicide detectives are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call detectives at (617) 343-4470.

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 β€˜TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.