Dartmouth woman dies after being struck by car

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WPRI) — Police have confirmed that an elderly Dartmouth woman has died after she was hit by a car Tuesday night.

According to police, 78-year-old Hortense Medeiros succumbed to her injuries Thursday.

Medeiros was walking on Russells Mills Road at about 7:30 p.m. when she was struck by a car driven by a 27-year-old woman from New Bedford.

Police continue to investigate why the car left the roadway. Police did not say if any charges are pending against the driver.

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