UPDATE #3: State Police Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash In Somerville
The victim in yesterday’s fatal hit-and-run crash is identified as Cheryl Pauline Richards, 52, of Somerville.
The driver of the vehicle that struck her, arrested by Massachusetts State Police today, is ZEWDU ABATE GEDAMU, 64, of Roxbury. He was driving a 2008 Mercedes-Benz E350.
At this point GEDAMU is charged with leaving the scene of a crash causing personal injury or death and a crosswalk violation. He was booked today at State Police-Medford. The investigation is ongoing and further charges are possible based on the results of the investigation.
A bail clerk ordered GEDAMU ordered held on $1,000 cash bail. He is expected to be arraigned tomorrow in Somerville District Court.
UPDATE #2: State Police Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash In Somerville
The driver of the hit-and-run vehicle that struck the victim in last night’s fatal pedestrian crash in Somerville has been identified and, following an interview conducted by Troopers from the State Police Detective Unit for Middlesex County and State Police-Medford, he is being charged. Continue reading Mass State Police Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash In Somerville; Updated Victim and Driver Identified