Boston: Driver Charged in Fatal Hit & Run Accident

A Dorchester man is facing charges after police say he struck and killed a pedestrian with a rental car and then fled the scene. Thirty-nine-year-old Anthony Buchanan turned himself in to police this morning.

He is charged with motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence of liquor and related crimes. State police say Buchanan was driving erratically and speeding when he struck the victim around 10:30 p.m. Saturday at an intersection in Mattapan. Police say Buchanan stopped briefly and then drove away.

 The victim has been identified as a 46-year-old Boston woman. Authorities have not haven’t released her name. Police determined the vehicle involved in the crash had been rented by Buchanan. Buchanan is being held pending an arraignment Tuesday. 

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About Kevin Tocci

Kevin Tocci is a Brockton area reporter, news anchor and host of Monday Night Talk which airs on Monday nights at 6:15 p.m. on 95.9FM WATD.