Man killed in hit-and-run on Morton Street; police seek driver, tips

(Updated, Sun., May 27)— A 40 year-old man was killed on Morton Street on Friday night in a hit-and-run collision— and now State Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle believed to be involved.

The victim — identified as Pierre Desir— was found in the right travel lane outside 972 Morton St. just after midnight. A 911 call brought police to the scene. Desir was pronounced dead at the scene.

A taxi driver who was in the area came forward on Sunday morning to assist State Police investigators. Police say that the vehicle they believe was involved in the collision may have been a four-door Honda Accord, dark in color. It would have front-end damage, including a missing headlight.

Please call the State Police detectives at 617-727-8817 if you have any info.